Oh man, this one’s a doozy. A lawsuit was filed in Hawaii this week against X-Men director Brian Singer, claiming that he had sexually abused a 15-year-old aspiring actor at a party in Hollywood. This event apparently took place in the late 1990s and the victim is now in his 30s, which makes the whole thing kind of bizarre but not automatically untrue.
From the New York Daily News:
Singer had promised Egan a role in one of his movies and had numerous sexual encounters with the boy when he was 15 and 16, Herman told The News. Singer also allegedly brought Egan to Hawaii for multiple extended trips when he was 17.
The suit does not specifically demand a monetary figure, but states that the damages suffered warrant in excess of $75,000. In response, Marty Singer, a lawyer for the director, said “it is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity,” given that the newest installment of the “X-Men” franchise, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” hits theaters May 23.
“The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit,” the statement added. “We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit.”
Singer gave “an alcoholic beverage . . . and mentioned finding a role for him in an upcoming movie that he was directing,” the suit says. “Defendant Singer told plaintiff how ‘this group’ controls Hollywood.”
“Singer masturbated plaintiff and then performed oral sex upon him. Defendant Singer solicited plaintiff to perform oral sex upon him, which plaintiff resisted,” the suit says.
“Singer flagrantly disregarded plaintiff’s unwillingness to submit, and forced plaintiff’s head underwater to make plaintiff perform oral sex upon him. When plaintiff pulled his head out of the water in order to breathe, defendant Singer demanded that he continue which plaintiff refused,” the suit went on. “Defendant Singer then forced plaintiff to continue performing oral sex upon him outside of the pool, and subsequently forcibly sodomized plaintiff.”
Huh. I do agree that this definitely seems like a publicity attempt, but so many sexual assault victims are brushed off and it shouldn’t matter how long after the fact this happened that he comes forward, if it’s true – there is no statute of limitations on being abused. However, I really do hope the truth comes out on this – how awful!
April 17, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Justin Bieber loves his weed, that much is for sure. Another thing that’s for sure is that when you get stoned, you generally wanna get something (or a lot of things), to eat, and our pal JB is no different. In fact, he actually spent $240 at Pinches Tacos on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on his way to that “surprise” Coachella performance.
[He] dropped $185 on a South of the boarder feast, consisting of:
– 13 steak tacos
– 9 chicken tostadas
– 8 chicken tacos
– 3 taco plates
– 1 steak burrito
– 1 chicken burrito
– 4 orders of chips and salsa
– 10 bottles of water
– 9 Mexican sodas
Justin waited in a Mercedes van while someone from his crew picked up the grub and left a $55 tip, on Justin’s credit card.
Obviously that was for him AND his crew, so whatever, that’s not actually all that much. A steak burrito actually sounds really good right now, though, and I’m sober!
April 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Jennifer
Of course Summit was going to separate the third Divergent movie, Allegiant, into two films. Why not make double the money by extending the franchise? Makes sense to me! And while most of the unnamed stars are probably thrilled to have a few more months of work (read: another paycheck), Shailene Woodley doesn’t really care either way because she’s just so chill and ~in touch~ with nature.
As she told Entertainment Weekly:
“I am excited, but my very first thought, if I’m being honest was, ‘Okay. All right. That’s another year of kicking ass. Another year devoted to this character.’ But that’s all right, because I am honored to be Tris, and it is exciting.”
Sorry, that’s not quite green enough for me. What else ya got, Shailene?
“At one point I heard that it was not going to happen, and now it is happening, so yeah. You never know man. Life changes every day, you just got to really surrender to the process.”
YES! Surrender to the process! Be pregnant with the world! I love it.
I’m pretty happy about the split, to be honest, because I really like the series. The movies aren’t incredible, but they are entertaining enough, so I’m with it.
April 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
Charlie Sheen‘s engagement party was more expensive than most weddings [Celebitchy]
Robert Downey Jr. has a Twitter account now [Lainey Gossip]
Jessica Simpson is looking so good these days [ICYDK]
Abbey Clancy looks way too hot in a bikini [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Adriana Lima has a nice pair of boobs on her [Celebslam]
Are you ready to be blown away by Lea Michele? [Fishwrapper]
Leonardo DiCaprio‘s girlfriend does topless sunbathing [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
You recognize these actors, but do you know their names? [theBERRY]
Looks like Jaden Smith got a new job! [PopBytes]
Kim Kardashian wants no more than three kids [Splash News Online]
Nope, still don’t like Sky Ferreira at all [OMG Blog]
Conan O’Brien gave himself American Hustle hair [The Frisky]
Taylor Swift has a boyfriend checklist, obviously [Moe Jackson]
Andy Cohen is going in on the Real Housewives [Bossip]
Why shouldn’t Heidi Klum go topless in Mexico? [Celebuzz]
Nicole Scherzinger went on a bootylicious dog walk [Popoholic]
Channing Tatum wants you to brace yourself for the ‘Magic Mike’ sequel [I'm Not Obsessed]
Kourtney Kardashian will never marry Scott Disick [Starpulse]
Kate Middleton‘s dress looks like a banana? [Bohomoth]
Mischa Barton still has it! [Fishwrapper]
Gigi Hadid is one sexy lady [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Kim Kardashian thinks she’s Audrey Hepburn now [Socialite Life]
Girls have it so easy, right? (No.) [The Blemish]
Emma Stone looked beautiful in Berlin [Celebitchy]
Jon Hamm brought his emotions to Sesame Street [The Frisky]
Gwen Stefani is out of the cave and back on the streets [Lainey Gossip]
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were making out at Coachella [ICYDK]
Dina Lohan is GUILTY! [Celebslam]
Mila Kunis and James Franco are in the ‘Third Person’ trailer [Moe Jackson]
Khloe Kardashian thinks French Montana is a “great guy” [Celebuzz]
James Maslow is a perfect ten, really [I'm Not Obsessed]
Adam Lambert is really grateful for his fans [Socialite Life]
April 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm by Evil Beet
I’m not quite sure who on god’s green earth would want to stalk anyone in the Kardashian or Jenner family, but apparently it takes all kinds and it has happened. Last month, Kim Kardashian came face-to-face with a stalker outside of momager Kris Jenner‘s house, and now Kris has two full-time security guards WITH GUNS to watch her house 24/7 and make sure the crazies (the other crazies, of course) stay away.
Kardashian sources tell TMZ, guards are parked outside the family home in 2 vehicles which monitor her Hidden Hills estate 24 hours a day — and the guards are ARMED.
We’re told she’s paying several thousand bucks a month for the hired muscle.
Kris has had her share of scares over the last year — threatening phone calls, paparazzi intruders, SWAT pranks — but the stinker was the last straw.
TMZ broke the story, the 20-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly sneaking onto Kris’ property. Kim called security, who then alerted police. We’re told the kid claimed he was Kendall Jenner’s boyfriend and Justin Bieber’s stepbrother. Oh yeah, and he smelled like death.
Well, that’s lovely. But again, what is wrong with these people? Anyone sick enough to stalk a celebrity is one thing, but Kris Jenner? It’s a whole new low.
April 16, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Leonardo DiCaprio is at the point in life when a man bun is worth aspiring to. Is this all Jared Leto‘s fault? Either way, Leo took his current model piece, 21-year-old Toni Garrn, to Bora Bora recently for some fun in the sun, and it looks like they had a great time.
There’s not much else to this story – but do you need anything else when Leo DiCaprio has a man bun? I don’t think so. It’s sort of hilarious how anti-commitment he is and how she keeps going through all these models nonstop. In my head, it’s all because he is meant to be with Kate Winslet and he can’t commit to anyone but her… and yep, that’s 100% realistic, I’m sure.