Millionaire CEO slams neighbor Kathy Griffin in potty-mouthed tirade after cops called on his grandkids

Sep 19, 2017 2

Kathy Griffin’s millionaire neighbor reportedly went on an expletive-filled tirade against both her and her longtime boyfriend after the star called the LAPD to file a noise complaint over the weekend.

 (Tyler Shields)

Griffin, who recently has come under fire in her professional life for a photo of her with a fake severed head of Donald Trump, seems to be having neighbor troubles at her Los Angeles home as well. On Saturday, she and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, reportedly called in a noise complaint on their neighbor, KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger.

The Huffington Post, which first reported the story, says it obtained audio of the altercation from Bick himself from a security camera on their property. Bick claims that he called in the noise complaint after hours of excessive partying on Mezger’s property. After the police addressed the noise complaint, Mezger can be heard on the recording shouting homophobic expletives at Griffin and Bick, calling her a, “c–t,” ‘d–e,” mocking her shaved head and bringing up her recent controversy.

“Hey Randy, go f–k yourself. Seriously? You call on my grandkids at 9 o’clock? You’re not even the f—ing owner. You’re stuck with a f—ing bald d–e who Donald Trump kind of put the heat on,” Mezger can be heard shouting in the video. “Now you’re calling the cops? F–k you and f–k Kathy. You’re not our f—ing neighbor, you’re a f—ing a—–e.”

As People notes, Griffin shaved her head recently out of solidarity for her sister Joyce Griffin, who died of an undisclosed form of cancer last week. Mezger has been the CEO and chairman of KB Home since 2006, but has worked at the company since 1993, according to his biography on the company’s website.

In a statement to Fox News, a spokesperson for KB Home said that the audio recording in question appears to have been edited, but admits that it is Mezger speaking in the recording.

“Mr. Mezger regrets losing his temper and the language he used. It does not reflect who he is or what he believes and he has apologized to Ms. Griffin in writing for using that language.” 

Also in the statement, the spokesperson explained that Mezger claims a series of incidents involving he, Griffin and Bick led to the most recent heated exchange. He claims that this is not the first time that the police have been called by Griffin and Bick for noise complaints. This time, he took issue with the officer, who took no legal action, making his 4, 5 and 6-year old grandchildren feel uncomfortable.

“They were not screaming, they were just playing, with their mother and grandmother supervising.” 

Representives for Griffin were not immediately available for comment or to confirm the apology.

Mariah Carey reportedly bails on commitment to chairty

Sep 19, 2017 3

Mariah Carey was the Grinch who stole Christmas after suddenly canceling a $67,500 contract for a holiday concert series with a choir that donates proceeds to poor New York City kids, according to a new lawsuit.

Carey had inked a deal with the nonprofit Broadway Inspirational Voices in November 2016 for 20 professional performers to support her nine holiday concerts at Manhattan’s Beacon Theater, the suit says.

The group, which is comprised of Broadway veterans who’ve appeared with stars like Elton John and Sting, had joined the pop singer for her annual “All I Want for Christmas” shows in 2014.

Carey “shined the brightest on the choir-assisted ‘Silent Night’ and “Joy to the World,” The Hollywood Reporter commented at the time.

The trouble with the 2016 concert series started when Carey’s production company, Mirage Entertainment, failed to pay a $4,000 security deposit after signing the deal, the suit says.

Then, just a week before the first show, Carey’s rep told the group that the diva had “decided to go in another direction with regard to the choir,” according to the Manhattan Supreme Court suit.

When they asked for explanation and payment they “were met with dismissive and derisive responses from Ms. Carey’s counsel,” the suit says.

Her manager, Michael Morobitto, would only cite a vague “series of events beyond his control,” the suit says.

“As a result BIV postponed plans to use the promised payments to fund a music program at an elementary school whose art program had been cut,” according to court papers.

The nonprofit is suing for $67,500 plus additional damages.

Reps for Carey did not immediately return calls for comment.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

Killer of 20th Century Fox exec gets maximum sentence

Sep 19, 2017 6

Convicted drug dealer John Lenzie Creech, 44, was given the maximum possible sentence on Tuesday for the 2012 murder of a 20th Century Fox distribution executive after discovering that the victim was having an affair with his estranged wife.

Creech was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Los Angeles after being convicted of manslaughter in July. Gavin Smith, 57, was beaten to death in a West Hills business park, according to Fox 11, after Creech approached Smith regarding the affair. Testimony in court suggested he used a cellphone tracker to find Smith. What was factored in heavily to his sentencing was the fact that Creech reportedly moved the body several times before hiding it in a “shallow grave” in the Angeles National Forest, where a hiker found it roughly 2 and a half years later.

Smith’s widow and two of his three children spoke at Creech’s sentencing to urge the judge to issue the maximum sentence, which he later did, according to NBC Los Angeles.

“He wouldn’t man up to what he did,” Smith’s wife, Lisa, said in court. “Eleven years isn’t enough, but I understand that’s the maximum you can give him.”

“I suffer from PTSD now because of this man in this courtroom,” Smith’s eldest son, Evan, said, before describing Creech’s “savagely ripping my dad out of my life.”

According to the L.A. Times, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus had words for Creech before issuing his sentence, calling his actions, “egregious,” “heartless” and “callous.”

“Frankly, you’re a cold and cruel person,” he said.

Creech was previously acquitted by a jury for both first and second-degree murder, which would have carried a significantly worse sentence, potentially life behind bars, following his initial plea of self defense.

Kathy Griffin's neighbor goes on expletive-filled tirade after star files noise complaint

Sep 19, 2017 8

Kathy Griffin’s neighbor reportedly went on an expletive-filled tirade against both her and her longtime boyfriend after the star called the LAPD to file a noise complaint over the weekend.

Griffin, who recently has come under fire in her professional life for a photo of her with a fake severed head of Donald Trump, seems to be having neighbor troubles at her Los Angeles home as well. On Saturday, she and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, reportedly called in a noise complaint on their neighbor, KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger.

The Huffington Post, which first reported the story, says it obtained audio of the altercation from Bick himself from a security camera on their property. Bick claims that he called in the noise complaint after hours of excessive partying on Mezger’s property. After the police addressed the noise complaint, Mezger can be heard on the recording shouting homophobic expletives at Griffin and Bick, calling her a, “c–t,” ‘d–e,” mocking her shaved head and bringing up her recent controversy.

“Hey Randy, go f–k yourself. Seriously? You call on my grandkids at 9 o’clock? You’re not even the f—ing owner. You’re stuck with a f—ing bald d–e who Donald Trump kind of put the heat on,” Mezger can be heard shouting in the video. “Now you’re calling the cops? F–k you and f–k Kathy. You’re not our f—ing neighbor, you’re a f—ing a—–e.”

As People notes, Griffin shaved her head recently out of solidarity for her sister Joyce Griffin, who died of an undisclosed form of cancer last week. Mezger has been the CEO and chairman of KB Home since 2006, but has worked at the company since 1993, according to his biography on the company’s website.

In a statement to The Huffington Post, which also has audio from the encounter, a spokesperson for KB home said, “Mr. Mezger regrets losing his temper over a supposed noise complaint involving his three young grandchildren in his swimming pool around 8 p.m. on Saturday, while they were being supervised by their mother and grandmother. He apologizes for the language he used, as it does not reflect who he is or what he believes.”

Neither representatives for Griffin nor Mezger immediately responded to Fox News’ requests for comment.

Billy Bush and wife Sydney Davis separate after 20 years

Sep 19, 2017 5

Billy Bush and his wife of nearly 20 years, Sydney Davis, have called it quits as of Tuesday, Fox News has learned.

“After almost 20 years of marriage they have separated for the moment to evaluate their life together,” wrote a rep for Bush. “They love each other and their children deeply and are committed to a bright future.”

The news comes nearly a year after the infamous recording involving a lewd conversation with President Donald Trump leaked to the Washington Post. The former “Today” host was soon fired by NBC over a “morality clause” in his contract.

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After the 45-year-old was given the axe, he sold his New York City townhouse and moved back to Los Angeles.

Page Six reported at the time that Bush’s “locker room talk” infuriated his wife.

“Billy Bush’s wife, Sydney Davis, was furious about the tape,” an NBC insider told the publication. “Not because of what was said, but because he was stupid enough to put himself in that position. It wasn’t just the… vile talk, it’s because he insisted the woman hug him and Trump. It was creepy.

“She was so furious that she refused to speak with him for a while — and she’s still furious. They are having marriage problems. He didn’t apologize to her for the embarrassment he caused in his statement.”

Bush and Davis share three children.

Anthony Scaramucci claims Gisele Bundchen banned Tom Brady from White House because NFL star used to date Ivanka Trump

Sep 19, 2017 6

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has a theory about why New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady skipped out on a White House visit in April.

Scaramucci hinted on “TMZ Live” that Brady and President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump may have dated once and the football player’s supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, barred her husband from attending the visit.

“What I did say is somebody should ask Gisele why Tom Brady didn’t show up at the championship party,” Scaramucci said. “My guess is, which is typical, there could be a little bit of jealousy there and protection and possession of Tom Brady, and she probably didn’t want him to go.”

“Maybe there was a relationship between him and Ivanka at some point. Maybe it was someone else, I don’t know. I just think there was a possession that caused a rub,” Scaramucci continued.

Brady declined to attend the meeting on April 19, citing “personal family matters.” Brady was slated to attend the visit with his team following their Super Bowl victory.

On Instagram later that day, Brady shared photos of him commemorating his parent’s 48th wedding anniversary.

President Trump has called Brady, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft “friends” after he said he received letters and calls of support from the Patriots members, the New York Post reported.

Scaramucci did not give any proof to back up his claim.

President Trump in an interview with Playboy in 2004, said the five-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and his eldest daughter “would make a great combination,” the Daily News reported.

Bundchen and Brady have been married since Feb. 2009. Trump and her husband, President Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner, married in 2009 as well.

Ariel Winter slams critics in lengthy rant: 'I'm trying to live my life'

Sep 19, 2017 11

Ariel Winter is clapping back at critics.

The “Modern Family” star issued a lengthy statement captioned “Rant” on Monday via Instagram.

The 19-year-old addressed living with constant scrutiny from fans and the paparazzi.

“I’m not trying to be pap’d everywhere I go, I am literally just LIVING, and unfortunately I can’t do that without paparazzi following me around everyday,” she lamented. “I’m not trying to show you my ass in shorts when I go to the grocery store.  I’m trying to live my life.”

The teen continued to vent her frustrations particularly about comments regarding her estranged relationship with her mother. 

Winter recently told the The Hollywood Reporter her mom dressed her too maturely and sexualized her at a young age.

“I’d also like to address the tweets I get saying, ‘You accused your mother of sexualizing you yet you’re a whore.’ I was a CHILD being dressed like I was 24. I was 8-13 years old. I WASN’t an adult as I am now.”

Winter went on to say she has the right to show her body how she likes without apology.

“And just because I DECIDE to show my body occasionally doesn’t mean I’m unintelligent or that I’m talentless or that I have no self respect.  I have extreme SELF RESPECT.”

She concluded her “rant” saying society needs to stop stigmatizing women that choose to show off their bodies.

“We need to move on from this stigma that women who are comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality are just ‘dumb sluts.'”

'Game of Thrones' actress dyes hair for the first time to maintain signature look

Sep 19, 2017 4

Bad news “Game of Thrones” fans, Daenerys Targaryen’s hair has been a lie these past seven seasons. The good news, though, is that actress Emilia Clarke is going all-out with the hair dye for the show’s final season.

The star posted a photo of herself on Instagram getting ready to film the eighth and final season of the massively successful HBO fantasy drama and, for the first time, she’s not relying on a wig to give her character her signature platinum blonde hair. She posted the pic on Tuesday showing her hair blonde and still wet from the dye job.

“AAAAHHHHHHH SHHHHIIIII******,” she writes in the image’s caption. “I done did it. Mother of dragons meet Emilia. Emilia meet mother of dragons. If you squint just so you might never know.”

As Entertainment Weekly notes, Clarke, who is a natural brunette, maintained the Mother of Dragons look for the past seven seasons thanks to the help of a series of wigs courtesy of “Thrones” six-time Emmy-nominated hairstyling team. However, now she is going to be sporting the color with her natural hair. Still, she took time to thank the experts behind her previous look in her caption as well.

It’s an impressive commitment to her beloved character, but Vanity Fair notes that fans shouldn’t expect Clarke’s hair to be completely her own in Season 8, as her character’s hair is significantly longer than her own. Still, all that could be solved with a little trip to whatever the Westeros equivalent of a hair stylist might be.

Sadly, too little is known about what to expect from the show’s final season to begin speculating about hair length. Fans will just have to wait until the show returns to find out how the character looks in character with her new blonde look.

Lena Dunham on appearing on worst-dressed lists: 'That stuff gives me pleasure'

Sep 19, 2017 9

“Girls” creator Lena Dunham said she does not mind showing up on worst-dressed lists and wears what gives her the most confidence.

Dunham told E! News that she was aware of appearing on multiple worst-dressed lists but said her fashion choices are made by what makes her feel “most like yourself.”

“We want to be strong and ready to go…think about what is going to make you feel the most confident and like yourself,” Dunham said.

“I even like ending up on that ‘Good People, Bad Clothes’ page or whatever it’s called…that stuff gives me pleasure,” Dunham told E! News.

Lena Dunham arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in 2017.  (Reuters)

Dunham said she regretted a few past red carpet choices.

“There are a few pictures of me in, like, a weird shift dress and a blowout from early on where I’m like, ‘I’m not hosting a morning television show!’ but I thought there was some [image] that you had to fit into,” she said. “Now I understand that it doesn’t matter.”

Rob Reiner launches committee to investigate if Russia meddled with 2016 presidential election

Sep 19, 2017 0

Film director Rob Reiner has launched a committee to investigate whether or not Russia tampered with the U.S. presidential election.

The 70-year-old posted a message on Twitter Tuesday explaining the intent of his new organization is to “understand the gravity of Russia’s invasion of our democracy.”

He labeled his project “The Committee to Investigate Russia.”

The “When Harry Met Sally” director has been vocal in his past support of Hillary Clinton, and his condemnation of President Trump on social media.

Reiner partnered with David Frum, the senior editor of The Atlantic and author of the upcoming book, “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic.”    

Their website, Investigaterussia.org, surmises the goal of their initiative.

“The Committee to Investigate Russia is a nonprofit, non-partisan resource provided to help Americans recognize and understand the gravity of Russia’s continuing attacks on our democracy. All relevant information is aggregated in one place to provide context and allow users to see the full picture of what Russia has done and will continue to do unless we start paying closer attention.  For generations, people have fought to protect democracy. Now it is our turn,” the website reads.

The website also lists military historian Max Boot, former director of national intelligence James Clapper, American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Norman Ornstein, and conservative commentator Charles Sykes, along with Reiner as members of their advisory board.

Additionally, actor Morgan Freeman is featured in a video running on the organization’s website warning Americans that Russia is waging a war upon the United States.

“We have been attacked,” Freeman said in the video.  “We are at war.”

The news of the committee was met with a slew of mixed responses.

“Bravo! Great work. This site is very informative. Let’s hope it ends in numerous arrests, including of Trump himself. That’s the end game,” wrote one Twitter user.

While another user poked fun at the investigation and wrote “Have fun with that.”