Former Spin City star Alexander Chaplin has been hit with a lawsuit over his allegedly vicious dog. Denise Shaw claims the actor, who played James Hobert in the hit U.S. TV sitcom, allowed his poodle mix Freddy to "approach, menace and attack" the 61 year old in New York City's Central Park back in August, 2011, and she has filed legal papers at the Manhattan Supreme Court seeking unspecified damages for injuries sustained during the incident, according to the New York Post.
Responding to news of the litigation, Chaplin says, "We're dealing with this. This is from two years ago. We're calling a lawyer."
Singer/actress Leann Rimes is developing a new sitcom based on her marriage to Eddie Cibrian in a bid to give fans a real look into their private lives. The couple was recently reported to be pitching a TV series to U.S. network executives based on their life together and now the Blue hitmaker has confirmed the news.
She tells People.com, "We're doing a TV show based on our reality. We'll take things out of our lives and elaborate them and make them funny. People have been laughing at us - we want them to laugh with us!
"For some reason, everyone is so interested in our lives but they don't actually know about them. What they read is what they see. We want to be able to take control of our lives again so we want to do a show about us, about our lives, but scripted."
Rimes admits there is another reason the couple is keen to land a deal for the project - they would love to work together again.
They notoriously met and fell for one another while shooting TV movie Northern Lights in 2008. The affair ended Rimes' marriage to dancer Dean Sheremet and Cibrian's to reality TV star Brandi Glanville, and the lovers wed in 2011.
Glanville, who has endured a bitter relationship with her love rival ever since the affair was made public, has already expressed her casting wish for the sitcom if it gets picked up - she wants Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards to portray her onscreen.
She said, "She's been through similar situations... and she's hot!"
Organisers of Canada's Miss Universe pageant have suffered a knock to their reputation after handing the crown to the wrong beauty queen on Saturday night (25May13). Denise Garrido was named Miss Universe Canada 2013 during the ceremony, but she was stripped of the title a day later because of a voting error.
Reports suggest scores were wrongly transferred from the judges' paper forms to electronic tabulation, and when the votes were checked it was clear Garrido had actually finished fourth, and fellow contestant Riza Santos was informed she had won.
Pageant organisers have issued a statement about the screw up, which reads: "This is an unfortunate circumstance where a human error was made, and in such a situation, as difficult as it is, it is only right to correct the error."
Garrido, a pageant veteran, is now too old to compete for the Miss Universe crown again next year (14).
Film producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Sir Elton John are among the stars who have paid tribute to longtime publicity executive Denise Greenawalt following her death last week (22May13). The 52-year-old Walt Disney Studios chief died in her sleep at Huntington Hospital in California after a long illness.
During her 16-year tenure with Disney, Greenawalt developed publicity campaigns for The Lion King, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Princess Diaries and a number of Bruckheimer's films, such as Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, and the producer insists he owes her a great deal of his success.
A statement from Bruckheimer reads, "Denise was absolutely one of a kind, with her brilliant professionalism and enough energy to light an entire city. We worked on many films together, and Denise made a tremendous contribution to their success, just bubbling over with fresh and bold ideas. She will be missed by all of her friends and colleagues, and certainly by me."
Greenawalt was also a humanitarian, who volunteered for Elton John's Aids Foundation, and the Rocket Man adds, "She was an inspiration. The most beautiful and courageous woman."
A number of other celebrities have spoken out to offer their condolences, including Oscar-winning animator John Lasseter, who adds, "All of us at Pixar and Disney, and in the animation industry, have lost a true friend and a great supporter. Denise worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to publicise our films and always went above and beyond the call of duty to get the word out about our new releases.
"She was smart, funny and full of great ideas when it came to publicity. Denise was an important part of the animation renaissance at Disney."
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Greenawalt began her career working at public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, before landing a job at Disney in 1986. She worked her way up the ranks to become the vice president of national publicity before retiring in 2002 due to health reasons.
She will be remembered during a memorial service in Los Angeles on Saturday (01Jun13).
Denise Richards has opened up about the difficulties of raising five children as a single mother after taking in her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's twin boys. Richards is looking after the actor's two-year-old sons, Bob and Max, while their mother Brooke Mueller is in a rehabilitation clinic, and the former Bond girl also has three girls - Sam and Lola by Sheen, and adopted daughter Eloise.
Richards insists she didn't have to think twice about helping Sheen out with his parenting duties, telling Us Weekly magazine, "You just figure it out because you don't have a choice. You have these children depending on you. You prioritise. I had children because I want to be a parent, and I want to be there for them. I think my biggest challenge is their different activities sometimes overlap. I have a good schedule going. You just manage."
The 42 year old also admits her relationship with the former Two and a Half Men star has improved over the years since their divorce in 2006.
She adds, "My situation with Charlie is... so much better. There are a lot of feelings and emotions there, but at the end of the day, our daughters benefit from us getting along, and (I do), too. I don't want to have an unhealthy relationship with him, something toxic with a lot of animosity. Life's too short for that. We actually enjoy hanging out, and we enjoy being with the kids."
Charlie Sheen treated his ex-wife Denise Richards to a private plane ride on America's Mother's Day (12May13) so she could make it home to take their two daughters to school on Monday (13May13). The former Bond girl was working in New York on Sunday (12May13), and revealed to her Twitter.com followers that she was heading to famed toy store FAO Schwarz to pick up treats for her three girls - Sam and Lola by Sheen, and adopted daughter Eloise.
She explained, "I've never had to work on Mom's day... NY then home tonight! Made a stop at FAO for toys for the kiddies."
Richards later took to her Instagram.com page to heap praise on Sheen for providing her with luxury transport to make the trip home so she could resume her motherly duties.
She revealed, "Greatest ex charlie sheen my mom's day gift flying me home on his plane so I can take the kids to school."
Richards is also caring for Sheen's twin sons, Bob and Max, as their mother Brooke Mueller tackles rehab again.
Charlie Sheen's twin sons will continue to stay with the actor's second wife Denise Richards as their mother Brooke Mueller tackles rehab again, a Los Angeles judge has ruled. Four-year-old boys Max and Bob were removed from Mueller's home last Thursday (02May13) after officials from the Department of Children and Family Services deemed the property an "unsafe environment", reportedly because of the former realtor's suspected drug use.
Richards agreed to take temporary custody of the kids, so they could stay with their half-sisters Sam and Lola, and Mueller subsequently checked into UCLA Medical Center to undergo treatment for prescription drug addiction.
The former Bond girl headed to court with Sheen and Mueller's lawyers on Tuesday (07May13), when the judge overseeing the case agreed Richards' care was best for the boys, reports TMZ.com.
The actress previously stepped in to look after Sheen's sons in 2011 when Mueller sought treatment at another rehab facility.
The ongoing custody arrangement is sure to make the actor happy - he released a statement through his representative on Friday (03May13), insisting Richards' home was the best place for the twins.
The statement read: "Charlie supports the actions of the Department of Children and Family Services. He knows Max and Bob are safe and in a stable, loving environment with Denise and the boys' sisters."
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller checked in to a rehab facility in Los Angeles on Friday (03May13) just one day after the former couple's two boys were removed from her care. Mueller was voluntarily admitted to the UCLA Medical Center to receive treatment for prescription drug abuse while her children, four-year-old twins Max and Bob, have been placed with Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards.
Child welfare officials decided that Mueller's home was an "unsafe environment" for kids after reports suggested that she was using drugs again but the socialite has vowed to clean up her act for her children.
It was previously reported that Mueller was involuntarily held at the same treatment facility last week (ends03May13) and was allegedly released on Friday before checking back into the facility voluntarily.
Mueller's representative, Steve Honig, tells WENN, "Despite reports to the contrary, Brooke is currently at UCLA Medical Center where she has been since being admitted May 3. Brooke will be there for several more days, and will likely transition directly into a residential treatment facility to get help for prescription drug abuse. Brooke misses her children, and wants to get healthy so she can resume her life and get back to being a mom."
Richards previously stepped in to look after Sheen's kids in 2011 when Mueller sought treatment at a rehab facility.
Charlie Sheen has given his ex-wife Denise Richards the OK to look after his twin sons after they were removed from their mother's home in California on Thursday night (02May13) and placed in her care. His four-year-old boys with troubled Brooke Mueller will stay with Richards until officials decide where the brothers will be housed permanently at a hearing next week (beg06May13), while their mum attempts to deal with her latest problems.
And Sheen's representative tells TMZ.com that the actor is happy to hear his second wife has stepped in to look after his kids - as she did when Mueller underwent treatment in rehab in 2011.
The rep says, "Charlie supports the actions of the Department of Children and Family Services. He knows Max and Bob are safe and in a stable, loving environment with Denise and the boys' sisters."
The twins were taken from their mother's home by L.A. County D.C.F.S. officers, who decided Mueller's home was an "unsafe environment" due to her suspected drug use.
Sheen's rep insists the actor will "fully co-operate and fully participate in all proceedings" concerning the welfare of his sons.
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller has lost custody of the former couple's twin boys. TMZ.com reports Sheen's sons were removed from Mueller's California home on Thursday night (02May13) after child welfare officials decided the place was an "unsafe environment" for kids.
Reports suggest officials determined Mueller's home was unsafe because they suspected she was using drugs again.
Sources claim four-year-old Bob and Max have been placed in the care of Sheen's second wife Denise Richards, who took charge of the boys when their mother sought treatment for substance abuse issues in 2011.
According to the website, a court hearing has been set for next week (begs06May13) to determine where the boys should be housed more permanently.
A spokesman for Mueller tells WENN, "We're not commenting on any of this."