Grapevine: Music producer David Gest dies at 62
Music producer David Gest dies in London
David Gest died Tuesday at the Four Seasons Hotel in London at age 62, his friend, Imad Handi, confirmed. He was a music producer and television personality, but Gest may be best known in the United States as Liza Minnelli’s husband. They were married in 2002 and agreed on a no-fault divorce in 2007. Gest, a Los Angeles native, also was a friend of Michael Jackson and produced the successful TV special “Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration.” The cause of Gest’s death hasn’t been determined.
Is Megan Fox pregnant?
People magazine reports that sources tell them actress Megan Fox, 29, is pregnant with her third child. She appeared to have a baby bump under her black Versace dress as she walked the red carpet for her new film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.” (How savvy of her; the film otherwise may not have gotten much of a mention.) Fox has two children younger than 4 with estranged husband Brian Austin Green. Last month the pair were seen out and about running errands together, however.
Snoop Dogg calls out Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rapper Snoop Dogg angrily called out Arnold Schwarzenegger in two expletive-filled videos posted to his Instagram account. “Arnold Schwarzenegger’s a straight (expletive),” Snoop said. “I can’t stand you.” Snoop called the former governor “racist” and “a punk” after Esteben Nunez was released from jail 10 years early after serving just part of his 16-year sentence for a stabbing death of college student Luis Santos. Schwarzenegger had reduced Nunez’s sentence before leaving office in 2011. Nunez’s father, Fabian Nunez, was speaker of the state assembly while Schwarzenegger was governor; the two were considered political allies. “How ... you gonna let this (person) out of jail, but you gonna kill Tookie Williams? Cause homeboy was your friend,” asked Snoop in the video, referring to the execution of Crips gang leader Stanley Tookie Williams, who was killed by lethal injection in 2005 under Gov. Schwarzenegger. “First Donald Trump, now this (guy). You really got the games (messed) up,” said Snoop in a second video. “I ain’t changing (anything), I ain’t taking nuttin’ down. You don’t scare me. How dare you think I’m going to take this post down.”
No animal cruelty charges for Cesar Mlilan
Los Angeles County animal control officials have cleared “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan of any wrongdoing, according to the Los Angeles Times. The investigation began nearly a month ago after National Geographic Wild aired an episode of “Cesar 911” in which a French bulldog mix appears to bite a pig in the ear, drawing blood. The L.A. Times quoted deputy director for animal care and control Aaron Reyes as saying it’s “a fair decision.” “After a comprehensive investigation by our officers, we presented a very thorough and complete report to the District Attorney’s office and they were unable to find anything to charge Mr. Millan with,” he said.
■Lindsay Lohan, 29, and her boyfriend of five months, Russian heir Egor Tarabasov, 22, are engaged, according to TMZ.
■The 1978 comedy classic “National Lampoon’s Animal House” will return to theaters this summer. Look for it at the AMC Forum 30 at 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Tickets, $15, can be purchased at fathomevents.com.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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