Oprah Winfrey is turning 60…Kris Jenner’s sister has a big mouth…Lamar Odom sober for 5 days…Sinead O’Connor distances herself from Miley Cyrus and Katherine Jackson’s hundreds of millions of dollars claim is rejected. Kellie Rasberry has the scoop in today’s Showbiz Top 5.
Oprah Winfrey is turning the big 6-0 in January and she’s already preparing for the big party. She’s hosting it at her mansion in Montecito, but according to a local journalist, Oprah needs to clear out a lot of stuff to make room for her soiree. But her mansion is 23K square feet!! How much space is she going to need??? On November 2, Oprah reportedly is holding a huge auction at the Santa Barbara Polo Club to unload furniture, carpets and area rugs and a whole bunch of decor that she no longer needs. Can you IMAGINE???? And Oprah’s hired a top designer to do an extensive renovation on the $82 million, 42-acre estate. “Us Weekly” is reporting that Beyoncé and Tina Turner may perform, and the guest list could include Julia Roberts, John Travolta and Tom Cruise. Duh.
Kris Jenner’s sister has a big mouth. Karen Houghton told “In Touch Magazine” that Kris and Bruce Jenner are separated and that Bruce has “sought out a lawyer.” But she says their relationship goes back and forth and says they still do things together. She also claims that Kris flirts with her daughters’ men and that OJ Simpson has been trying to contact Kris from jail.
Lamar Odom says he’s been sober for 5 days and he thinks he can clean himself up and stay sober without going to rehab. TMZ’s sources say Lamar believes in “self-healing” and that he has the willpower to kick this on his own, just like he did before. To do that, he’s removing certain “friends” from his life. But, if he finds himself struggling, Lamar reportedly is open to getting professional help — but only in private, not in rehab.
Miley Cyrus told “Rolling Stone” that her video for “Wrecking Ball” is the modern version of Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Well, Sinead has a problem with that. She wrote an open letter to Miley on her blog, which said in part, “I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos…You also said in Rolling Stone that your look is based on mine. The look I chose, I chose on purpose at a time when my record company were encouraging me to do what you have done…As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now.. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.”
Katherine Jackson didn’t get the outcome she was hoping for. A jury has rejected a claim that the promoter AEG was negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, who ultimately killed Michael Jackson with a drug overdose. Katherine was seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for herself and Michael’s three children.