Don't expect any smackdown between Rosie O'Donnell and Star Jones Reynolds on ABC's "The View." Jones Reynolds says she's leaving the show. She told People magazine, "I feel like I was fired." Rumors that she was leaving had intensified since the April announcement that O'Donnell would be replacing Meredith Vieira on "The View" in the fall. O'Donnell had made several caustic remarks about Jones Reynolds, saying that it was dishonest for her to talk about losing more than 100 pounds through diet and exercise without talking about gastric bypass surgery. Jones Reynolds, one of the original cast members of Barbara Walters's daily chatfest, made the announcement on "The View" yesterday, saying the show had decided to move in a new direction.
No peace prize for Rose in Stockholm Axl Rose
spent most of the day in a Stockholm jail cell after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg at his hotel, police said. The Guns N' Roses frontman was arrested early yesterday after attacking and threatening the guard and causing damage to the Berns Hotel, where the alleged scuffle took place, police spokeswoman Towe Hagg
said. Rose was released from jail that evening, after he admitted to the charges and agreed to pay a fine of $5,500, Hagg said. The 44-year-old rocker was also ordered to pay $1,360 in damages to the security guard, she said.
Jackson reportedly will move to Europe Michael Jackson
, who earlier this year shuttered his Neverland Valley Ranch in California, will move to Europe, a spokeswoman for the pop star said yesterday. Jackson, who has been living in Bahrain since his acquittal on child molestation charges last June, has also severed ties with his longtime business managers as part of a ``sweeping restructuring" of his affairs, spokeswoman Raymone Bain
said. ``He's just decided that with all of the projects he's going to be involved with and all of the people he's beginning to work with in the music industry, it's easier [to live in Europe]," Bain said. ``He'll be going back and forth to Bahrain, but Europe will be his principal residence." Jackson, 47, had not yet settled on a specific European location, Bain said.
Deal eyed in supermodel assault case Naomi Campbell
(above) appeared in a Manhattan courtroom where prosecutors said a plea bargain was possible in her cellphone assault case. She did not speak during the brief proceeding. The real action came outside the lower Manhattan courthouse, where some 50 photographers and camera crews waited for a shot of the 36-year-old supermodel after her appearance before Criminal Court Judge Evelyn Laporte
yesterday. Campbell, attorney David Breitbart
, and Campbell's small retinue remained inside the courthouse for about five minutes until a car arrived to take them away from the media. When Campbell's case was called, prosecutor Shanda Strain
told the judge that no grand jury action had been taken in the case. The defense then agreed to an adjournment pending a possible plea deal, and Laporte ordered everyone to return to court on Sept. 27. Campbell was arrested March 31 for allegedly throwing a cell phone at one of her employees in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans.
Canine star of `Frasier' dead at 16
The scrappy dog known as Eddie on TV's ``Frasier" has died. The 16-year-old Jack Russell terrier, whose real name was Moose, passed away of old age Thursday at the Los Angeles home of trainer Mathilde Halberg
, Halberg told People magazine. Eddie drove Kelsey Grammer
's lead character crazy for 10 years on the show. His contribution to the show's and Grammer's success was publicly noted by the actor when he accepted a 1994 Emmy for best actor in a comedy. ``Most important, Moose, this is for you," Grammer added good-naturedly.
`Sopranos' chef avoids jail time
The actor who plays temperamental chef Artie Bucco on ``The Sopranos" avoided jail time for driving while impaired in a plea bargain deal. John Ventimiglia
, 42, who portrays Tony Soprano's high school buddy on the HBO show, will visit 30 schools to caution against drinking and driving under the agreement announced in a Brooklyn courtroom. Ventimiglia will also lose his license for 90 days and pay a $500 fine, among other conditions. He was arraigned May 1 on drunken driving, drug possession, and other charges.
It's trash detailfor Boy George Boy George
, garbage man. The one-time Culture Club singer will do five days of court-ordered community service in Manhattan as an employee of the Department of Sanitation, a spokesman for the city agency confirmed yesterday. ``He will be part of our team," said sanitation spokesman Keith Mellis
. The 45-year-old singer, born George O'Dowd, was ordered to do community service after pleading guilty in March to false reporting of an incident. He called police with a bogus report of a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment last October, and the responding officers said they found cocaine inside. On Monday, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Anthony Ferrara
threatened the singer with jail time if he failed to complete his five days before Aug. 28.
Moss back in fashion Kate Moss
is back at Burberry. The fashion house scrapped a campaign featuring the supermodel last year following tabloid accusations that she had used drugs. Moss, 32, appears at the center of Burberry's main autumn-winter 2006-2007 ad, one in a series launched this week to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary. Burberry distanced itself from Moss in September, after The Daily Mirror published pictures of her allegedly using cocaine. The company dropped plans for her to appear in its fall 2005 campaign, and posters featuring Moss were removed from its flagship store. Earlier this month, prosecutors announced that Moss would not be charged over the tabloid claims, saying there was insufficient evidence. Although Moss also lost contracts with Chanel, H&M, and Gloria Vanderbilt after the photos were published, her career seems to have suffered no lasting damage.
'Johnny Depp certainly wasn't bad.' Actress Keira Knightley, when asked which of her "Pirates of the Caribbean" costars, Orlando Bloom or Johnny Depp, is the better kisser.
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