The question of Khloe Kardashian's parentage has reared up again - incarcerated sportsman O.J. Simpson's manager believes his client could be the reality TV star's biological father. Kim Kardashian's sister has been fighting paternity speculation for years, because she bears little resemblance to her siblings - and now she faces a new round of questions following Norman Pardo's new claims.
He tells In Touch magazine that Khloe's mum Kris Jenner and Simpson were more than just friends when her then-husband Robert was the former American football star's legal representative.
Pardo has no definitive proof that Khloe is O.J.'s daughter - but he insists she could be.
He tells the publication, "It's all going to come out sooner or later. Khloe could be O.J.'s kid."
And Simpson's manager reveals his client has never denied the fact he may have fathered Khloe: "Whenever I bring it up, he giggles."
Pardo insists O.J., who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in a Nevada prison for kidnapping and armed robbery, had plenty of opportunity to get close to Kris in the years leading up to his murder trial, during which he was represented by Robert Kardashian.
The manager adds, "They all took their vacations together. There was a lot of partying going on back then."
And Pardo reveals the truth about Khloe's paternity could be revealed next month (Dec13) if a judge grants Simpson's request to be released pending a new trial.
He has hinted that O.J. has plans to share more information about his relationship with the Kardashians as the 20th anniversary of the death of his wife Nicole approaches in 2014.
Simpson was acquitted of his wife's murder.
Australian actor Liam Hemsworth helped raise more than $500,000 (£333,330) for charity this week (ends24Nov13) by hosting a special premiere of his new movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Miley Cyrus' former fiance and the film's director Francis Lawrence headed to the town of Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday (19Nov13) to screen the film and raise funds for a number of good causes in the state.
The premiere at the Regal Pinnacle Cinema was attended by a number of teenagers with special needs, and Hemsworth spent time with the youngsters and posed for pictures with them.
Organiser Carol Fusco says, "The benefit premiere helped raise a record-breaking $558,000. It beat the former record that (the) Twilight premiere raised of $470,000 when Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart attended in 2009. The funds will go to agencies in East Tennessee such as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Second Harvest food bank, and Emerald Youth Foundation Just Lead programme and to purchase mobility equipment for special needs kids. It all goes to at risk children and children with special needs."
Hemsworth was also given a special honour during his time in Knoxville as he was presented with a 'Walking Stone', which will be placed in front of Regal Pinnacle Cinema to show he attended a premiere there.
Other stars who have received similar honours there include Jessica Simpson and Taylor Lautner.
Australian pop star Cody Simpson has reportedly struck up a romance with the stepdaughter of legendary record producer David Foster. The 16 year old has been linked to Gigi Hadid, whose mother is model-turned-reality TV star Yolanda Foster, who wed her songwriting husband in 2011.
Simpson and Hadid, who is also carving out a career as a model and has appeared alongside her mother on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, reportedly began dating earlier this year (13) after initially starting out as friends.
A source tells Usmagazine.com, "They've been friends for a while, it turned romantic this year. They are very adventurous and like to party with friends. It's very easy between them."
British boybands Mcfly and Busted are uniting to create a supergroup for a U.K. tour next year (14). The two acts teased their plans to join forces last week (ends10Nov13) and on Monday (11Nov13), they held a press conference in London to give fans the details.
Busted stars James Bourne and Matt Willis will hit the stage with the four boys from McFly, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter, for an arena trek in April and May 2014.
Former Busted rocker Charlie Simpson, whose departure in 2005 led to the band's demise, will not rejoin the group.
The tour will kick off in Glasgow, Scotland on 19 April (14) and end on 9 May (14) in Manchester, England. The new supergroup will be known as McBusted.
It was ladies night at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Friday (08Nov13) as Tamar Braxton and Janelle Monae took home top prizes. Braxton was named Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and she also picked up Song of the Year for Love & War and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. The singer also performed a three-song set during the ceremony.
Monae, who was recovering from a throat infection that prompted her to delay the start of her new tour, claimed the prestigious Video of the Year Award for her Erykah Badu collaboration Q.U.E.E.N.
Other winners included K. Michelle, who was named Best New Artist; Ashanti (Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for Never Should Have); Kendrick Lamar (Album of the Year for good kid, m.A.A.d city); Miguel (Best R&B/Soul Male Artist), and Robin Thicke, who landed Song of the Year for his summer anthem Blurred Lines.
Meanwhile, Keith Sweat was honoured with the Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award, and scored the event's highlight by performing with Faith Evans, and R&B legend Dionne Warwick was gifted the Legend Award following tribute performances from Ron Isley, Ruben Studdard, Chrisette Michelle and Gladys Knight.
The superstar quartet each sang a snippet from one of Warwick's hits and then came together to sing her 1985 tune That’s What Friends Are For.
Another performance highlight came at the top of the show when Jennifer Hudson teamed up with Evelyn 'Champagne' King, Chaka Khan and rapper T.I. for a hits medley, while Big Daddy Kane and Slick Rick performed The Show with Doug E. Fresh.
The awards ceremony, hosted by Anthony Anderson, was held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
British boy bands Busted and Mcfly are planning to join forces next year (14) to create a new supergroup. The two acts have announced plans to stage a press conference in London next week (beg11Nov13), telling invited media outlets, "The ultimate pop supergroup is coming!"
The project won't be a full union of both bands - Busted star Charlie Simpson has taken to Twitter.com to confirm he will not be a part of the get together.
Simpson quit the group in 2005 and his departure led to Busted's demise.
The big plans for next year won't be too much of a surprise for fans - McFly and Busted performed together as McBusted at McFly's 10th anniversary shows in London earlier this year (13).
The new supergroup news comes less than two weeks after McFly star Tom Fletcher announced he was set to become a first-time dad in 2014. The pop star's wife Giovanna is pregnant.
YouTubeFollowing a critically-slated headline set at the iTunes Festival in September, Lady Gaga was given the opportunity to make amends when she appeared on The X-Factor UK results show last month. But instead she gave an even bigger car-crash performance as she writhed around the stage dressed in a flesh-coloured outfit which left little to the imagination while breathlessly performing a medley of songs that no-one knew in the manner of an attention-seeking drama student. But she's not the only pop star to get it so hopelessly wrong live on TV. Here's a look at five others who should probably stick to pre-records only.Ashlee SimpsonEveryone does it. But poor Ashlee Simpson had the misfortune to get caught out when a mix-up with her pre-recorded backing track proved she intended to lip-synch her performance of "Pieces Of Me" on Saturday Night Live in 2004. The bizarre little jig and embarrassingly unconvincing explanation which followed didn't exactly help matters either.Britney SpearsArguably more sad than scandalous, Britney Spears appeared totally disoriented as she forgot both the lyrics and dance moves to her hit "Gimme More" during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. In the midst of a very public breakdown at the time, it remains a mystery why her team allowed her to appear on stage in the first place.Mariah CareyJust a week after a similarly disastrous performance on American Idol earlier this year, Mariah Carey dismally failed to hit the kind of glass-shattering notes she's renowned for during a performance of "#Beautiful" on Good Morning America which left all the animals in the area running for cover.Cheryl ColeThe Girls Aloud star seemed to have little trouble hearing the vocal track she was miming along to on last year's Stand Up To Cancer telethon. Unfortunately the audience both in the studio and at home did, meaning that she spent the entire performance appearing to breathlessly lip-synch along to an instrumental.All About EveResponsible for possibly the longest 90 seconds in music TV history, British folk-rock outfit All About Eve spent the first half of their debut Top Of The Pops performance silently gazing into the distance after a technical error meant they couldn't hear their Top 10 hit "Martha's Harbour" being played until it was far far too late.
Bosses of hit animated comedy The Simpsons paid tribute to late star Marcia Wallace with a special dedication on the show's opening credits on Sunday (03Nov13). Wallace, who voiced schoolteacher Edna Krabappel in the longrunning cartoon, died last month (Oct13) at the age of 70, and producers of the show honoured her with a touching moment in a new episode, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday night.
In the famous segment on the show's opening credits in which Bart Simpson scrawls cheeky lines on his classroom chalkboard, viewers saw him write "We'll really miss you Mrs. K" at the start of the episode, titled Four Regrettings and a Funeral.
Before the broadcast, Fox network aired an old episode of The Simpsons featuring Wallace's character in a prominent storyline.
Justin Bieber is North America's nominee for the Worldwide Act honour at the MTV Europe Music Awards in the Netherlands on 10 November (13). He will be up against One Direction, who will represent Europe North and Australia/New Zealand's candidate Cody Simpson, along with seven other acts from across the globe. Last year's (12) winner was China's Han Geng.
U.S. TV presenter Carson Daly is engaged to his girlfriend Siri Pinter, according to a report. Pinter was spotted wearing a diamond sparkler on her ring finger while out with Daly in Los Angeles on Saturday (05Oct13) and a source tells Us Weekly magazine The Voice host recently popped the question to his longtime love.
Daly and Pinter have been together for six years and have two children, aged one and three.
The TV personality, 40, has previously romanced Jennifer Love Hewitt and Tara Reid, while he was also linked to Christina Aguilera, Jaime Pressly and Ashlee Simpson.