Kiss and tell

JoJo Siwa petitioning to get kissing scene removed from movie

JoJo Siwa doesn't want fiction to take the place of reality, at least in terms of her sexuality and love life. 

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the singer and YouTube sensation said she's trying to get one particular scene removed from a movie she's filmed called "Bounce." In the scene, JoJo, who has come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, kisses a man.

In real life, she's dating girlfriend Kylie Prew.

"I'm madly in love and I do not want to kiss another human," she said, "especially because it's a man."

JoJo believes that her young fan base will be confused by her movie character if it shows her being intimate with a man at any point. 

"That's what they look at me as, not some character, not some fictional thing. And so it's going to be a little weird," she said. 

While Kylie is said to be fine with the scene, JoJo has a much stronger opinion.

"I'm not about it. I'm trying to get it pulled so bad," she said. "It'll happen. It'll get pulled."

On Jan. 23, 2021, after days of dropping hints, JoJo confirmed that she's a member of the LGBTQ+ community. 

"I have never, ever, ever been this happy before and it feels really awesome," she told fans in a lengthy Instagram Live video posted one day after she tweeted a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt that read "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever." alongside the caption, "My cousin got me a new shirt." 

The "Dance Moms" alum, who'd also shared a TikTok video of herself singing along to Lady Gaga's LGBTQ anthem "Born This Way," told fans she wasn't ready to choose a specific label for herself "because I don't really know this answer." She added that her parents have known she's not straight and are supportive. "Around two years ago, [my mom] was like, 'I don't think you only like boys, that's totally OK.' … My family is awesome." 

She was quickly showered with love.

"Being called a gay icon, honestly, I think is the biggest honor," she told EW in the new interview. "About a year ago, I started having all these music meetings just for fun, just getting my head where I want to go. And I told the producers, 'I want to create gay pop, and I want to have a concert for the girls and for the gays.' Turns out a year later, I am very much so gay."

Booted

Nicolas Cage 'mistaken for homeless man,' kicked out of Vegas restaurant

A seemingly drunk and barefoot Nicolas Cage was kicked out of a Las Vegas restaurant after a beef with staff, a report states. 

The Sun published a short video of the actor sitting on a sofa inside Lawry's Prime Rib and mumbling. The report says he was "mistaken for a homeless man" by fellow restaurant guests because of his disheveled appearance. 

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"We were at that bar at Lawry's when we noticed what we at first thought was a homeless man completely drunk and being rowdy," a source told The Sun. "To our shock it turned to be Nicolas Cage. He was completely smashed and was getting into a bit of a fight with the staff."

Video showed the Oscar winner being led out of the restaurant while struggling to stay upright. He appeared to try to re-enter, but a woman blocked the door. 

"He was in a really bad state and was walking around shoeless," the source said. "Staff told us he had been downing shots of tequila and 1980 Macallan whiskey."

The incident, which reportedly took place on Sept. 13, comes just a few months after Nic, 57, married his fifth wife, Riko Shibata, 26. It does not appear that Riko was with him at the restaurant, which is located just east of The Las Vegas Strip. 

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"He was shouting at people and trying to get into fights and then staff asked him to leave," the source at Lawry's said. "He was so drunk he could barely get his flip flops on before being escorted out. He asked us if we wanted to come back to his place but he was in a bad way so we didn't think it was a good idea. One of the regulars ended up taking him home."

The "National Treasure" star has a history of acting out in public — he even famously caused a scene while filling out marriage paperwork with his soon-to-be fourth wife back in 2019. He was seen on video shouting, "Her ex is a druggy," and he insisted that she was "trying to take all my money." At the time, Erika Koike, who would become his fourth wife moments after the outburst, told Nic, "I never asked you to do this."

Back in 2018, Nic told The Guardian he needs to be constantly working to avoid such things. 

"If I don't have somewhere to go in the morning and a job to do, it can be very self-destructive," he said. "Then I'm just going to sit and order two bottles of red wine and dissolve, and I don't want to be that person, so I have to work."

Clothed moment

Kathy Hilton explains why she left restaurant wearing a tablecloth

Kathy Hilton is opening up about her tablecloth couture moment. 

Earlier in the week, paparazzi snapped the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star going to dinner at a very ritzy Los Angeles restaurant donning a pink plaid dress. When she left the restaurant a bit later, Kathy was no longer wearing the dress, but rather a white tablecloth fashioned into a toga-like dress. 

On Instagram Live, the reality TV star spoke of her sudden restaurant-inspired look, saying she was overheating while at a charity event with her daughters, Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton.

"It ended up being an incredibly large turnout, which was unbelievable, it was overwhelming, it was very exciting — it was crowded," she said. "It was so hot, and I was on stage actually participating for two hours in the auction. I was roasting and roasting and roasting."

She added, "I didn't have a chance to have a Coca-Cola, water, wine or anything, or anything to eat, because we were busy selling and selling and selling and raising money."

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The party had a Christmas in September theme, so Kathy dressed the part, wearing the pink dress, which was made of wool. 

"The whole thing was literally sticking to me," she said. 

At dinner, a friend suggested she cool off by taking off the dress and rocking a tablecloth from Craig's. Kathy liked the idea of wearing it "like a sarong in the South of France."

"I'm very resourceful," the reality TV star added, "And by the way, I had tons of extensions in, too! And we unsnapped all the extensions… I didn't have my fan with me."

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After the video, Nicky commented with several emojis, writing, "You are very resourceful mom…"

Paris mused, "That's hot. You are too funny! Love you Mom."

Friend Elliot Mintz, who was with Kathy at dinner, commented, "It was a creative wardrobe transition and might set a fashion trend."

As the kids say, "It's called fashion, look it up!"

Spaced out

William Shatner is headed to space next month aboard Bezos rocket

William Shatner is about to boldly go where only a handful of men have gone before. 

The "Star Trek" alum will reportedly head to space next month aboard the New Shepard capsule rocket, which is owned by Jeff Bezos. 

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TMZ reported on Sept. 24 that the 90-year-old will take part in a 15-minute civilian flight in October, and the whole thing will be filmed for a documentary. 

Once the beloved actor goes airborne it will make him the oldest person to ever be launched into space.

The report says Capt. Kirk and his team were in talks with the Discovery Channel about a documentary, but that never came to fruition. However, a similar deal is in the works with someone else. 

It's not known who will be on the flight with the acting icon. It's also not totally known how much he paid for the space trip, although most suspect the flight is being comped because it will generate a huge amount of press and visibility. 

Bezos, of course, was one of the first civilians to go into space, having done so aboard the Blue Origin with his brother and a few others in July. 

Health scare

'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton collapses at golf tournament

Tom Felton fell ill and collapsed while playing golf during a tournament on Thursday, but he was able to leave the golf course with assistance from others. 

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The "Harry Potter" star was playing golf at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, on Sept. 23, when he "suffered an apparent medical emergency and passed out," TMZ reported. 

Tournament officials and medical staff immediately ran to his aid. Tom was eventually loaded onto a cart and taken for further evaluation. Photos showed him smiling and conscious before getting into the cart. 

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It's unclear what triggered the medical incident. Tom's current condition is also unknown.

An avid golfer, the former child star — who famously portrayed Harry Potter's nemesis Draco Malfoy — is reportedly competing in a celebrity-style Ryder Cup Tournament. He's competed in several tournaments over the years. 

Stroke setbacks

Kim Zolciak-Biermann reflective on 6-year anniversary of stroke

Kim Zolciak-Biermann still feels the effects of her stroke. 

On Sept. 22, the "Don't Be Tardy" star took to Instagram to reflect on her heath incident, which happened six years ago while she was appearing on "Dancing With the Stars."

"6 yrs ago today I had a stroke. I'll never forget how I felt. I think about it almost daily still to this day. I take blood thinner daily & probably always will," she wrote. "I have no physical limitations but at times I can't find the 'right' word, or I completely lose my train of thought."

With the benefit of hindsight, Kim said there were signs that a stroke was imminent, but she didn't think too much about them in real time.

"Looking back it was so obvious something was wrong. I woke up 9/21/2015 (I just landed in LA the night before) & my head was pounding. Like a terrible terrible migraine. I suffered from migraines regularly so I just assumed that's what it was BUT it was the WORST HEADACHE I have ever had," she said. "I popped Excedrin migraine like usual & hopped in the car to head to DWTS studio for rehearsal."

While en route to the studio, the driver got lost.

"I was so car sick (typical for me) by the time I arrived to the studio I was feeling like crap! Horrible migraine & car sick as hell. I did my first dance & remember looking at my hairdresser @nikipressley & saying, 'Niki I'm so car sick' she replied, 'Kim it's been 2 hrs since you got out of the car,'" Kim recalls. "It was wayyyy more than car sickness now looking back …. It was almost like I was on a boat everything was rocking back & forth."

Kim took more medicine a few hours later and performed on "Dancing With the Stars."

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Once the show finished, she and her daughter Brielle headed back to Atlanta on a red-eye flight. Things took a turn for the worse when they made it home: Kim's hands went numb as she bent down to hug her son, who was in the driveway waiting for her.

"My fingers went numb (I thought to myself, OMG Kim get over to the car and hold on to something.) I felt like I was going to collapse & there was no way I was going to do that in front of my kids," she said.

Kim remembers holding onto her car and wanting to tell Brielle's then-boyfriend Slade Osborne she needed helped. "But when I went to speak I couldn't," she said.

Slade realized something wasn't right and immediately called Kim's husband, Kroy Biermann, who at the time was playing for the Atlanta Falcons and was at practice.

"I remember Kroy's exact words, 'GET KIM TO THE HOSPITAL AS FAST AS YOU CAN, EVERY MINUTE COUNTS' & it does," Kim said. 

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At the hospital, Kim found out that her stroke was caused by a blood clot, and that she had a hole in her heart, which has since been repaired.

Kim ended her message by thanking everyone involved in her recovery. 

"So thankful for my kids, my hubby @kroybiermann and [her 'Dancing With the Stars' partner] @tonydovolani you guys rock!!" she wrote. 

Big bro, little bro

Mike Sorrentino calls cops on his own brother

Brotherly love no longer exists between Mike Sorrentino and Maximo Sorrentino, especially after the "Jersey Shore" star called the cops on his own brother this week.

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The bothers have apparently not seen eye-to-eye in a long time.

The Situation's rep told TMZ that Maximo showed up at Mike's New Jersey home on Sept. 21 while toting several gift bags, most of which were intended for Mike's newborn son, Romeo. Mike apparently watched as Maximo rang the doorbell multiple times and looked through the windows while hoping to be let in. He apparently lingered around before leaving the presents hanging from a doorknob.

Mike, however, called the cops the moment he saw Maximo, and Max was then met by officers as he was leaving.

Maximo was not arrested, as Mike asked cops to let Max go free.

According to the rep, Mike and Maximo have had issues for a while, and the reality TV star even called the cops on his brother in July with a harassment claim because he felt that Max was behaving erratically. Mike doesn't want his son exposed to that kind of behavior, and he doesn't like Max showing up unannounced either.  

In chatting with TMZ, Max expressed his frustration with Mike, indicating that he would never call the police if the roles were reversed. 

For the record, Max denied that any tension exists between him and Mike.

Host problems

Debra Messing up in arms over Kim Kardashian's 'SNL' hosting gig

Debra Messing looks to be suffering from a case of "SNL" sour grapes, because she does not look at Kim Kardashian as the hostess with the mostest.

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On Sept. 22, "Saturday Night Live" announced that the reality TV star is locked in to host a show during its 47th season. Debra did not receive the news well.

"Why Kim Kardashian? I mean, I know she is a cultural icon, but SNL has hosts, generally, who are performers who are there to promote a film, TV show, or album launch," she tweeted after the announcement, adding, "Am I missing something?"

While a slew of Debra's fans agreed with her, many of the "Will & Grace" star's Twitter followers actually told the actress that Kim was a solid choice based on her status in pop culture. 

"Truth be told @DebraMessing, @KimKardashian just wrapped up what is likely the most successful & longest-running reality television show in history & is launching a new series on @hulu," one person replied. "That and her 'side gigs' @skims & @kkwbeauty made her a billionaire. She is @nbcsnl worthy."

Another added, "Yes Debra, you are missing something… You may not like her, but as you say, KK is a cultural icon. SNL has had athletes, politicians, community leaders, models, businessmen and media personalities as hosts. I am not a fan of her, but she may be great."

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Of course, this isn't the first time Debra has sounded off on a "SNL" host. In May, she criticized the sketch show for booking Elon Musk. 

"It's always been a dream of mine to host @nbcsnl," she tweeted. "Ain't gonna lie— seeing Elon Musk given that privilege- not the funniest of people- really hurts my heart."

Grace has left the building…

Who knew?

Did Tom Girardi just implicate Erika Jayne in legal situation?

Erika Jayne has repeatedly claimed that she didn't know about her estranged husband's legal woes and his alleged embezzlement, but her ex believes otherwise. 

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On Sept. 22, Tom Girardi was leaving lunch in Los Angeles when a paparazzi cameraman asked him the burning question: Did Erika know anything? 

"I think she does," Tom stated as two friends tried to squash the impromptu and quick interview, which was posted by Page Six.

Tom appears to ask his buddies afterward, "Who was that?" A friend says, "Some reporter."

Late last year, Tom, once a prominent lawyer, was accused of embezzling money from his law firm, and he was later sued by his business partners, resulting in a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. The partners claim Tom used money he owed them for "personal gain" and to fund the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star's lifestyle. Because of this, Erika's finances are being questioned as she allegedly refused to hand over her own bank records. There have also been accusations that the couple's divorce was a sham intended to keep money from those seeking to collect on debts owed by Tom.

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Tom's words about his ex are fairly in line with Bethenny Frankel's comments from last week when she claimed that the ex-lawyer's legal situation and massive outstanding debts were a "well-known secret."

On her podcast "Just B With Bethenny Frankel," the former New York housewife recalled meeting Erika a few year ago at a conference Bethenny attended with her late ex, attorney Dennis Shields. Dennis supposedly told Bethenny that Tom was "using people's money to support [Erika's] lifestyle."

"I said, 'Why would he do that?'" she remembered. "He goes, 'He can't say no to her.'"

Last weekend, a fan also asked former "Housewives" star Camille Grammar on Twitter if she had heard "rumors" about Erika and Tom. "Yes. One of the housewives mentioned it at Andy's baby shower," Camille replied.

marriage secrets

The sexy way Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos handle marriage tension

When things get tense in Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' household, the clothes apparently come off. 

The couple, who've been married for 25 years, were discussing the HBO miniseries "Scenes From A Marriage" while Mark substituted for Ryan Seacrest on "Live" on Sept. 20.

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"I was like, none of this would ever be happening in the Mark Consuelos household, because he would have nipped all of this in the bud immediately," Kelly said, referring to the show, which chronicles the demise of a relationship. "He would have been like, 'Oh, you're upset? I know how to take care of that. Oh, you don't feel good about something? I'll take care of that.'"

While comparing their real-life marriage to the charaters' relationship on the HBO show, Kelly saw little resemblance, noting, "Because everything for Mark is settled with, everything is settled with…"  

"Love," Mark quickly chimed in. Kelly agreed, "Love and sexy time."

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Mark and Kelly later discussed one particular scene in which the "Riverdale" star assumed the on-screen couple would have sex. 

"Yeah, but you think that about everything," Kelly replied. "There are scenes in 'The Godfather,' and he's like, 'I thought for a minute they were going to [do it].'"
       

Mark's response: "Listen, that's how I deal with stress."