In celebrity news and sightings in and around Weho over the last few days…
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced stars will be placed on the Walk of Fame for a slew of new people, including Danny DeVito, Melissa Etheridge, Neil Patrick Harris, Slash and more.
The biggest news by far is the continuing sightings of Michelle Obama‘s motorcade cruising through West Hollywood. Quick fingered Phillip Ashton captured a video of the spectacle at Robertson and Santa Monica Blvd earlier today.
Ryan Seacrest was seen on Melrose again, fresh from being seen at the same restaurant as Michelle Obama on Monday night, at Osteria Mozza just down the street. This time he was at the new Red O restaurant by Rick Bayless. His dinner date, Julianne Hough came in minutes after him, fueling rumors that they are becoming romantic. They exited the restaurant separately to try to keep things on the DL for photographs but then left in the same car.
Speaking of Ryan Seacrest, Miley Cyrus spoke with him on his radio show on Tuesday, calling Perez Hilton an idiot over the upskirt photo incident. Miley will perform a big promotional concert here in Weho at the House of Blues on Monday on the Sunset Strip.
But before we move on, Perez appeared on the Joy Behar show tonight to respond to the controversy, and he remained unapologetic. His “side of the story”, spoken very loudly and condescendingly, seems to be that he needed to teach the 17 year old a lesson to encourage her to be more lady-like.
A bunch of Tiger Woods mistresses and other “people who slept with” someone famous descended on the Sunset Strip at Boa, reported TMZ on today’s show. They seem to be making friends with one another based on their common interests, um, or similarities.
We’ll try to collect the names of the “ladies” and link to the TMZ video once they post it. But it’s more interesting right now to talk about who else was at Boa on Tuesday night: David Cook & his entire band with Lee Dewyze and Ryan Star. They were celebrating the birthday of Cook’s brother Andrew. Doctor Dre was at the next table too. (Thanks for the tip, WehoScott!)
Jon Gosselin was seen at Chateau Marmount. The TMZ crew wasn’t amused, saying he was “douching up Hollywood” and that “John Belushi’s ghost shouldn’t be subjected to that.”
TMZ has also caught up with a few other folks in the area, including Pauly Shore in front of Saffore’s on Sunset, and Ron Jeremy at Greenblatts Deli the other day. We’ve heard of Ron Jeremy sightings before at Greenblats, so if you really want to meet him, that might be a good place to have lunch.
What have we missed?! Please join in the conversation in the comments section below.
Jay Leno Mocks Jussie Smollett and Lori Loughlin on ‘Real Time’ with Bill Maher
LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — Bill Maher is just the best, even from home!!! He had Jay Leno on Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” who took aim at Jussie Smollett and Lori Loughlin, and it was hilarious.
Bill asked Jay how the rich folks are faring in Bev Hills, and Jay was quick to answer. We’d tell you what was said, but the video is way funnier.
And Jay has an update on Olivia Jade, who could soon be donning a white smock … for humanity, of course. It’s really funny.
Speaking of Bill Maher, he’s doing his show from home, but it’s produced way better than most other shows. The locations are cool, and he intercuts shots of old TV audiences applauding his jokes. It’s hysterical.
Mister Rogers Told Co-Star Don’t Come Out as Gay, and Marry a Woman
(TMZ) — “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was no place for gay people … so says one of the stars.
Francois Clemmons, who played Officer Clemmons from 1968 – 1995, says in his new memoir, Fred Rogers got wind of the fact Clemmons was gay, pulled him aside and said, “Franc, you have talents and gifts that set you apart and above the crowd. Someone has informed us that you were seen at the local gay bar downtown. Now, I want you to know, Franc, that if you’re gay, it doesn’t matter to me at all.”
And, then the other shoe dropped … “Whatever you say and do is fine with me, but if you’re going to be on the show as an important member of the ‘Neighborhood,’ you can’t be out as gay.”
Clemmons told People Rogers told him secrecy was the only way … “You must do this Francois … because it threatens my dream,” adding, “I was destroyed. The man who was killing me had also saved me. He was my executioner and deliverer. But, at the same time, I knew that he would know how to comfort me.”
According to Clemmons, whose memoir is titled, “Officer Clemmons,” Rogers also told him the audience didn’t care who he was sleeping with … “especially if it’s a man.”
And, there’s more … according to Clemmons, Rogers urged him to marry a woman, and he obliged. Clemmons married La-Tanya Mae Sheridan. They divorced in 1974 and later Clemmons came out.
He says he forgives the legendary TV host … “Lord have mercy, yes. I forgive him. More than that, I understand. I relied on the fact that this was his dream. He had worked so hard for it. I knew Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was his whole life.”
Ariana Grande Kisses Unknown Dude at Bar in San Fernando Valley
NORTHRIDGE (TMZ) — Ariana Grande walks into a bar is how you’d start a good joke, but this time it’s real and ends with our girl locking lips with a mystery man who might not even be all that famous.
The singer was spotted out late Saturday night at a place called Bar Louie in Northridge — which is in the San Fernando Valley … way on the outskirts of central L.A.
We’re told she rolled into the gastropub around 1 AM with a crew of friends in tow, including this gent you see here right next to her in the booth. They popped in, sat down for a bit, and besides the water we’re told AG wanted … she was just all in on this guy’s face.
As for who this fella might be — it’s unclear. We’re told he wasn’t instantly recognizable though … which means he’s not on Ariana’s level (fame-wise, anyway).
Now, eyewitnesses tell us the group only stayed for around 30 minutes, and while some of her friends ordered wine and other drinks … we’re told Ariana wasn’t boozing.
She was, however, in a chatty mood. Our sources tell us there was a DJ nearby who was actually playing Ariana’s song, “God is a Woman,” right around the same time she was there. We’re told AG asked the guy to switch up the tunes … she didn’t wanna hear her own song.
A couple interesting things about this smooching sesh — for one, it doesn’t look like Social House singer Mikey Foster, who’s been romantically linked to Ms. Grande of late … even though Ariana’s brother clarified there was nothing going on. They hang out a lot, that’s for darn sure.
The second thing … Ariana is apparently a regular in the Northridge area. She was interviewed there for a Vogue article in 2019 and has been seen out and about.
Keep your eyes peeled, valley peeps. AG is on the prowl in your neighborhood.
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This Just In…
- Petition Circulating to Ask Judge to Keep Ed Buck in Jail
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- Man Sentenced for Hit-and-Run Death of Pedestrian on Sunset
- Beverly Grove Man Charged for COVID Relief Loan Fraud
- County Hospitals Receive 300 iPads for Patients to See Family
- Processions to Cedars Will Salute Healthcare Workers on National Nurses Day