Remember that enormous cowboy hat worn by Pharrell Williams at last month’s Grammys? Now it can be yours. The singer/producer has put the big brown chapeau up for auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to From One Hand to Another, the charity started by the musician to assist disadvantaged youth. But the hat won’t come cheap: The top offer has already reached $10,500 (U.S.) with bidding scheduled to continue to March 2. Williams himself launched the auction by tweeting: “Hey Arbys, you want my hat? Now’s your chance,” referring to the fast-food chain’s tweet on Grammy night asking the star for its hat back.
Jimmy Fallon welcomed one of the most famous women in the world to The Tonight Show with a visit from Michelle Obama. The First Lady showed up on Thursday night’s edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to participate in a skit with the host and lead guest Will Ferrell. The six-minute sketch involved Fallon and Ferrell going drag as flighty teenagers Sara and Stacy, hosts of a low-budget talk show called Ew! The U.S. President’s wife played herself as the show’s only guest and talked about watching the Olympics and the importance of healthy eating. Ms. Obama even got the girls to skip potato chips in favour of more nutritious kale chips.
Love and motherhood is moving at an accelerated rate for Christina Aguilera. Last week, the singer and The Voice judge announced that she was engaged to production assistant Matt Rutler, who she met during the filming of her 2010 film Burlesque. Now comes the news that Aguilera is expecting her second child, who is expected to arrive this fall. Aguilera gave birth to her first child, Max Bratman, in 2008.
Mel Gibson’s ex Oksana Grigorieva has filed for bankruptcy less than four years after turning down a $15-million (U.S.) child-custody offer from the actor. TMZ claims to have seen the legal documents in which Grigorieva says she has only $10 to her name. Grigorieva, who is mother to Gibson’s four-year-old daughter Lucia, claims she has $48,000 in assets and $438,000 in debts and has received only $200 in music royalties in the past six months. During her custody battle with Gibson, Grigorieva hired and fired more than 40 lawyers and eventually received a $750,000 payout from the actor. The documents claim that Grigorieva currently receives $20,000 a month in child support for Lucia, along with $2,500 a month she receives from former James Bond star Timothy Dalton, with whom she has a teen son named Alexander.
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland was rattled after a male fan groped her breast at a promotional event in Sydney. The 23-year-old actress was visibly upset by the unsolicited interaction and immediately pushed the man away and screamed, “Don’t touch me there!” before security guards intervened. Sydney police have confirmed that a 29-year-old male was arrested in relation to the incident that took place Thursday evening.
Memo to the writers of the ABC drama Scandal: Create a guest role for Girls star Lena Dunham asap. Dunham was taking part in a podcast with Grantland this week when she admitted that she would love to guest on the politically themed series. “Basically, my life’s great passion is the idea of being a guest star on Scandal,” the HBO star told Grantland host Bill Simmons. “I want to be, like, a senator who did something wrong.” Moments later, Dunham admitted: “I don’t think I’m technically allowed to.”
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