Justin Timberlake postponed show for “health reasons”… The details of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will… James Franco wrote an op-ed piece about Shia LaBeouf… A naked selfie of Emma Stone… and Will Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” tour get cancelled?
Before his scheduled concert at Madison Square Garden last night, Justin Timberlake tweeted: “Hey NY. There is never an easy way to do this… Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight’s show to Friday due to health reasons. I am truly sorry to everyone that have tickets for tonight. It kills me to have to do this. I hope to see you all on Friday. –JT” No word on what those “health reasons” were. Those who held tickets for last night’s show can use them tomorrow night or get a refund.
Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away earlier this month from a fatal heroin overdose. But back in 2004, when his first-born son was only one, he wrote out his will. In it, he left much of his estate to his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell. At the time, his estate was worth about $500K, but at the time of his death, CelebrityNetWorth.com estimated Philip was worth at least $35 million. (But of course, this is the same website that says I make a million a year and am worth $5 million….) But besides the money, Philip also had a very special request. He wrote, “It is my strong desire . . . that my son Cooper Hoffman be raised and reside in or near the borough of Manhattan. If not New York, then Chicago, Illinois or San Francisco, California.” In case Mimi wasn’t able to live in any of those three cities, he wrote that he wanted Cooper to “visit these cities at least twice a year. The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, art and architecture that such cities offer.” Philip also set up a trust fun for Cooper, which he will inherit when he turns 30. Philip and Mimi had two other children since the will was written.
James Franco wrote an op-ed piece about Shia LaBeouf for the New York Times. He said that Shia’s “behavior could be a sign of many things, from a nervous breakdown to mere youthful recklessness. For Mr. LaBeouf’s sake I hope it is nothing serious. Indeed I hope…that his actions are intended as a piece of performance art…” But James does identify with Shia as an artist, saying, “Any artist, regardless of his field, can experience distance between his true self and his public persona. Our rebellion against the hand that feeds us can instigate a frenzy of commentary that sets in motion a feedback loop: acting out, followed by negative publicity, followed by acting out in response to that publicity, followed by more publicity, and so on. I think Mr. LaBeouf’s project, if it is a project, is a worthy one. I just hope that he is careful not to use up all the good will he has gained as an actor in order to show us that he is an artist.”
Is that a naked selfie of Emma Stone? It sure looks like her. A source close to Emma says it’s not…But it really, REALLY does look like her! A few years ago, Emma told a reporter she would never do nude scenes in movies because her dad would kill her. She said, “He wouldn’t speak to me again and I really love my dad, so that’s always something that makes me a little nervous.” But even though she wouldn’t do a nude scene for a movie, is it that far-fetched to think she’d send a nude selfie to her boyfriend, Andrew Garfield?
Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMAs was practically rated G compared to what she’s doing on her “Bangerz” tour. The show doesn’t have a rating of any kind, so children are allowed to come as long as they’re with a parent. So some parents are showing up with these kids whose innocent eyes can never un-see this stuff! MusicFix is reporting that Miley’s management team is being inundated with complaints, with some demanding that the tour be shut down. When reviews and pictures of what Miley’s doing onstage started popping up online, some parents grabbed their kids’ tickets to future performances and put them up for sale online. Others called Ticketmaster to demand refunds. Reportedly, one parent even called Interscope records to let Miley’s record label know that the entire family walked out of Miley’s concert because they didn’t want to subject their 9-year-old to a “porn show.” Reportedly, the team behind the tour has called for an emergency meeting to strategize because they’ve heard that several arenas across the US are considering canceling Miley’s upcoming shows.