Eli Roth, 42, married Lorenza Izzo, 22, in Chile over the weekend

Eli Roth

We hardly ever talk about Eli Roth for gossip purposes. He has been keeping a low profile since the days of scandalous Blueberries and tragic Peaches. The last time Eli popped up here was when he was avoiding Gene Simmons’ tongue at the Rock of Ages premiere. That was bizarre.

Now there’s something to talk about. On Saturday, Eli got married to actress Lorenzo Izzo in Chile. They quietly dated for about two years, and no one even knew they were engaged. I guess they have a pretty good working relationship too — he directed her in the first episode of Hemlock Grove and The Green Inferno. Surprise, they’re married now! Chilean news entertainment site Glamorama posted photos of the beachfront wedding. US Weekly has an official wedding portrait. Lorenza’s dress is Vera Wang, and she also took to her Instagram page to spread the news.

Lorenza Izzo

She’s pretty, right? I like the flower crown. Lorenza looks so young in this photo. Google says her age is 22, and Eli is 42. Is that a big deal? They dated for 2 years and seem in sync, but yeah. Eli Instagrammed some fireworks from the ceremony. Mazel tov, kids!

Eli Roth

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Gene Simmons’ advice to women: ‘Stop depending on men’

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This is a photo of Gene Simmons in Germany earlier this month. He wore a sombrero and pretended to be a mariachi band frontman.

Gene is promoting his new book, Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business. The book is inspired by Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and talks about how he and Paul Stanley fashioned KISS as a business strategy (rather than merely a rock band). I can only imagine those discussions: “Dude, we’re gonna wear full-face makeup. I’m gonna stick my tongue out like this. Then the dollars and babes will roll in.” Well … it worked. Isn’t it a bit misleading for Gene to claim to be “an army of one” when KISS was clearly a group effort? Paul Stanley recently told Oprah how his first meeting with Simmons was was “insulting.” They worked it out and are still together 40 years later.

Gene visited Fox News to shill his book. He doled out some advice for women:

In an interview with Andrea Tantaros Friday, Simmons went as far as to say women should assume men will abandon them and thus devote their early lives to making money to support themselves.

“This is a very complex and difficult question to answer so I’m going to put it as simply as possible. Women: Stop depending on men. It’s as simple as that. Imagine there are no men in life,” Simmons said. “Find out that thing that you’re good for that makes the money and then get married and or have children from a position of strength.”

Tantaros pressed Simmons about his wife Shannon Tweed, who the rocker married in 2011 after 28 years together.

“You had the blessing of a woman who stuck by you, who raised your children,” Tantaros said. “I read this and I thought, wait a minute, he’s telling me to be selfish and put myself first but at the same time, he regrets those decisions to be selfish.”

Simmons said he regrets not marrying Tweed sooner. “It is a massive failing for me that I didn’t recognize the purity and sanctity of love,” Simmons said. “Why I didn’t marry Shannon when I first met her and dropped head over heels with her is the stupidity and arrogance and selfishness of man.”

[From Fox News]

Gene’s words make sense (in these quotes), but it’s up to any couple to decide their own money issues. If one side is happy being supported by the other (and vice versa), that’s fine. If a couple feels better about both sides contributing equally, that’s perfectly cool too. There is always a risk involved with being supported by a spouse. Divorce happens. That’s life.

My problem with this: Gene believes he’s dispensing wisdom to the masses, and I find him untrustworthy. He gets quoted all the time (mostly stuff from his Sex Money Kiss book) on various MRA discussion boards. I won’t link any of the sites because, ugh. A few quotes from Gene’s 2006 wisdom: “If you put a woman on a pedestal and try to protect her from the rat race you’re a male chauvinist pig.” Another one: “If you get a promotion ahead of her, it’s favoritism. If she gets a job ahead of you, it’s equal opportunity.” Plus “If you make a decision without consulting her, you’re a chauvinist. If she makes a decision without consulting you, she’s a liberated woman.

Yep. Gene Simmons influences the MRA groups who wreak havoc on the internet. These guys think all women are trying to suck men dry financially. These guys also believe that women shouldn’t try to advance their own role in society. They hack into celebrities’ iPhones because they hate women. If Gamergate gets mentioned, they’ll dox any woman who dares to speak against them. Is Gene responsible for the actions of MRA trolls? No, but he’s made his share of misogynistic statements.

Unrelated: Gene Simmons ate a hamburger at LAX on 9/29.

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Biggie Smalls Killer: Covered Up By LAPD to Protect Law Enforcement Involvement?!

The murderer of Biggie Smalls (a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.) is well known to Los Angeles police, but they refuse to proceed with an arrest, a new report alleges.

Why? Because doing so would supposedly expose a police cover-up.

Big Poppa

A law enforcement source says under condition of anonymity:

“The LAPD Robbery Homicide unit tasked with investigating Biggie’s murder knows exactly who fired the gun, and which people were involved in the planning.”

The rapper (real name Christopher Wallace) was murdered while riding in the front seat of a Suburban after leaving a hip hop party in Los Angeles in 1997.

Years later, Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, and his widow, Faith Evans, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the LAPD and several of its members.

They allege that Wallace’s death was “in a very efficient, organized and professional manner, suggesting that a high degree of coordination and planning.”

The lawsuit also claims that disgraced former Officer Rafael Perez admitted to cops that he and fellow cop David Mack, “conspired to murder” Wallace.

Not only that, the two carried it out – or so the lawsuit claims.

But according to the source, “There will never be an arrest made because it would rock the department to the core. There was a cover-up after the murder.”

“This goes way beyond Mack and Perez.”

Notorious BIG and Puff Daddy


Notorious BIG and Puff Daddy from back in the day. Look at that beeper.

“Publicly the [LAPD] will say it’s still an open investigation, but that is a sham; the old saying that the cover-up is worse than the crime couldn’t be more true in this case.”

“The cover-up would put numerous current and former cops behind bars for years on charges ranging from conspiracy to fraud and making false statements.”​

Another source says that the “cops want to make an arrest in the [Biggie] case, but witnesses haven’t been cooperative, and that has been a problem from day one.”

Perez was involved in a cover-up of an unrelated bank robbery, then sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $800,000 worth of cocaine from an LAPD evidence locker.

Allegedly, the disgraced cop also shot and framed a man with gang connections, having left him paralyzed for a crime he may or may not have committed.

He also was reported to have had connections to the Los Angeles gang, the Bloods, and connections to Suge Knight, former head of Death Row Records.

There have been widespread reports that Knight ordered Wallace’s murder in retaliation for the death of Tupac Shakur … though Knight also says Tupac is alive.

In any case, the LAPD, which apologized to the rapper’s family after the 2012 release of the Notorious B.I.G. autopsy report declined to comment, stating simply:

“There is no new information to give out.”

Tupac Shakur, Mother


Tupac Shakur poses here with his mother. The rapper was gunned down at the age of 25.

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Justin Timberlake, whiny douche: ‘My music career hangs over me like a cloud’

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Justin Timberlake is currently in Cannes to promote The Coen Brothers’ new movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. As Kaiser offhandedly suggested, JT probably thinks that he’s the star of the film, which is an interesting (and likely accurate) proposition because Pajiba’s Cannes review of the film doesn’t mention Justin Timberlake at all. Ouch.

Make no mistake though, Justin really wants to be an actor even though he’s made his multi-millions from music — record sales and (mostly) touring. Yet after JT made the douche move of retiring his most celebrated single, “Sexy Back,” in 2008, I’ve come to believe that he despises being a musician. When he started to try and use his “SNL” success to build a real acting career, I was interested to see if Hollywood would bite. And the bite did come, but it hasn’t stuck, much to Justin’s dismay. The guy really thought that The Social Network was his key to Oscar city. Now he’s somehow scored a role in a freaking Coen Brothers’ movie, and instead of really publicizing the movie, he’s whining about his tortured, unwitting life as a singer. Okay, so I’m exaggerating just a bit, but that’s how I’m seeing it. Let’s see if you agree:

Llewyn Davis is the first movie Timberlake has been in that’s featured him as a singer.

We talked about his career at the intimate gathering following the Llewyn black tie premiere. Timberlake is extremely thoughtful and very articulate on this subject. He said: “You know my music career hangs over me like a cloud.” Interesting. Justin worries that he still isn’t taken seriously as an actor because of the music. He’s really devoted to the acting career. In fact, I’d say in a way that his whole “20/20 Experience” album and tour is an acting exercise. Justin is playing a part- of a Rat Pack like suave singer with a back up band. And that’s just fine since the album is a monster hit and the tour should be, too.

He told me of the whole “Suit and Tie” success: “It’s a tribute” to soul music of the 70s with a Memphis feel. And while he’s mastered the R&B falsetto, it’s nice to hear him sing straightforwardly in “Llewyn Davis.” He, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver perform a hilarious but seriously meant novelty song called “Please Mr. Kennedy” in the movie that should become a cult classic.

Coming up next for Justin, a movie role that could really break through for him: the late record exec Neil Bogart, whose Casablanca Records produced Donna Summer and KISS. Bogart was a mastermind who lived large in the 70s. Timberlake told me they’re about to choose a director, and he’s doing his research. This will entail a meeting with Gene Simmons–which, I hope, someone will film. That’s a movie in itself.

[From Showbiz 411]

Do you see what I’m seeing? Poor little Justin is acting like he’s that character from the Li’l Abner comic strip — the one who constantly walks around with a cloud over his head. Now the Huffington Post is calling JT’s admission “a particularly introspective moment,” but I disagree. I think that Justin really sees himself as an unfortunate soul who must resort to writing substandard pop songs to finance his true existence of an artist who only wants to act. It’s JT against the world, and the world just won’t let him be great.

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Gene Simmons And Shannon Tweed Pick Up A New iPhone

It’s been an exciting week for KISS rocker Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed.  Tonight they’re being featured on a special episode of 20/20 that focuses on Hollywood marriages and relationships.  Earlier in the week he announced some exciting new ventures for KISS, including golf courses and Angry Birds!  He shared:

So while the gaming world is waiting for the KISS games that are going to explode, we’re busy taking the brand to places where no band has gone before. So Hello Kitty is one of the biggest brands on planet Earth. Now there’s KISS Hello Kitty, which we’ve already launched in 90 countries. We’re talking with Angry Birds, KISS and Angry Birds, which will become a deal. The KISS and the Archie world have now teamed up and the first issues of KISS Archie comic books hits the world this month. KISS golf courses are starting in Las Vegas right across from the Hard Rock. That opens in January. It’s just endless what we can do, but we only do things when it’s right. Just because there are games, and just because there’s this or that out there, unless the deal is right and unless the content is exciting to our fans, we don’t do it.

KISS has some of the most hardcore fans I’ve ever seen! (KISS Kaskets, anyone?!)  You thought those Justin Bieber fans were dedicated….

Here are Gene and Shannon stopping off to pick up a new iPhone this afternoon.

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THG Week in Review: October 1-7, 2011



Welcome to THG’s Week in Review! Below, our staff takes a look back at the stories, stars and scandals that made these past seven days so memorable.

If you don’t already, you can FOLLOW THG on Twitter and Facebook for 24/7/365 news. Day in and day out, let us be your entertainment news source!

Now, a rundown of the week that was at The Hollywood Gossip:

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

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Tareq Salahi Reality Show: Possibly Coming Soon!



Who wants to date Tareq Salahi. [Crickets] Hello? Anyone?

Well, if you change your mind, he’s trying to pitch a reality show where you can do just that! Sources close to the jaded husband of Michaele Salahi say that Tareq he is pitching a dating show to various networks, with the title … wait for it …

Seducing Salahi.

Tareq and Michaele

In case you missed it, Michaele Salahi ran off with Neal Schon, the guitarist from Journey, because he’s her soulmate and her husband was too controlling.

Tareq says he chose the house over boobs.

The proposed show would be filmed at his Virginia winery and would be of The Bachelor / Flavor of Love variety, with 14 women competing for Tareq’s affection.

Several networks are reportedly interested, which is probably the saddest thing we’ve ever heard, but you know if it comes to fruition we’ll be all over it.

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THG Week in Review: August 27-September 3, 2011



Welcome to THG’s Week in Review! Below, our staff takes a look back at the stories, stars and scandals that made these past seven days so memorable.

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Now, a rundown of the week that was at The Hollywood Gossip:

Beyonce Baby Bump


Lady Gaga VMA Performance 2011


Dania Ramiez and Mena Suvari Mock Lindsay and Kim

  • Dania Ramirez and Mena Suvari mocked LiLo and Kim (above).
  • Rumors persist about Marc Anthony and Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • There is apparently a Kreayshawn nude pic scandal.
  • Javaris Crittenton was arrested for murder.
  • Is Benni Cinkle the next Rebecca Black?

Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed Wedding Invitation

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Bethenny Frankel on Suicide of Russell Armstrong: Don’t Blame Bravo!



Bethenny Frankel may soon be leaving Bravo, but she’s still quick to defend the network.

Asked about the suicide of Russell Armstrong and whether The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills could be blamed for the tragedy, this reality star scoffed at the mere mention of such liability.

“It’s preposterous to blame a TV show for someone’s suicide,” Bethenny told USA Today. “When the show started filming, I’d heard he wasn’t so kind to his wife.”

B. FrankTaylor and Russell Armstrong

Whatever problems Russell had, and whatever exposure they’d be given on the Real Housewives, Frankel says the troubled man knew what was in store for him before a single frame was shot:

“People sign very lengthy documents and they know what they’re getting into. Life is stressful. It’s unfair to blame a TV show for something personal. I believe that I really do.”

In one of his final interviews, Armstrong railed against the show that made him famous, citing its editing process and how he’s nothing like the person viewers saw each week. Bravo will premiere season two of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday night.

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