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SCIENTISTS NAME NEW MITE DISCOVERED NEAR PUERTO RICO AFTER J.LO

Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after some scientists gave her name to a water mite species they discovered near Puerto Rico. Biologist Vladimir Pesic of the University of Montenegro said in an email on Wednesday that the group was entertained during its research by the music of the Bronx, New York-born artist who has Puerto Rican roots. Pesic calls it a small token of gratitude for the singer. Pesic is the corresponding author of the study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed online journal ZooKeys. The Journal humorously states their reasoning for naming the mite after the popular Latin pop star. “The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species that J.Lo's songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014,”

BRITNEY SPEARS TIPS WAITRESS 300 PERCENT

Britney Spears tipped a waitress $100 after forgetting to pay her bill. Brit felt ''horrible'' after she and her boyfriend, David Lucado, mistakenly walked out of The Cheesecake Factory in Thousand Oaks, California without settling their $30 bill after eating an appetizer and a salad there this week. A source told TMZ that Spears decided to give the waitress that served her a 300 percent tip on top of the bill after she was made aware of her blunder. A source previously said the couple told the waitress that her bodyguard would pay the bill and left with a doggie bag of leftovers. But the security guard never paid, as he thought Britney had already done it.

"THE BIG BANG THEORY" STARS HAVE YET TO SIGN CONTRACTS FOR NEXT SEASON

Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, the stars of The Big Bang Theory, are without contracts, even though CBS has renewed the popular sitcom for three additional seasons. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter there hasn’t been any movement in the negotiations since they began last September, but a deal is expected to be reached before the eighth season debuts in September. The cast also is expected to return to work on the show at the end of the month when production begins, with or without contracts. Parsons and Galecki, who play physicists Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, respectively, and Cuoco, who portrays Penny, an aspiring actress, currently earn $325,000 per episode. They're seeking up to $1 million per half-hour and are expected to negotiate together, a source tells the industry trade publication.
 

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SAVED BY THE BELL UNAUTHORIZED TELL-ALL TV MOVIE TO AIR ON LIFETIME

Saved by the Bell” fans will get a look at the scandalous behavior that took place behind-the-scenes in a new tell-all Lifetime movie. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story is based on interviews with former cast members, and chronicles the off-camera experiences of the stars from the popular 1990s series. The Saturday morning show’s original casting director, Robin Lippin, chose the six actors who will be featured in the TV movie. Check out the new cast photo here!

WILL SMITH'S DAUGHTER HAS TEN SNAKES SLEEPING IN HER ROOM AND SOME OF THEM ARE UNCAGED

The 13-year-old daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is reportedly so obsessed with snakes she has as many as 10 as pets. And what's more, they sleep in her room and she even cuddles with them in bed, according to Us Weekly. “She has 10 sleeping in her room and some aren't in cages!” an insider reveals of the slithering reptiles. Willow Smith is said to have multiple slithery reptiles, and her brother Jaden Smith is said to be a fan of them too. The publication reports that Willow got her first boa constrictor back in 2008, when she was just seven years old. The female, named Beauty, became an instant hit with the whole family upon arrival, with mom Jada telling Redbook during a July 2013 cover story that having the constrictor in the house helped cure her fear.

ADAM LEVINE SAYS THE VOICE "HAS GOT A WAYS TO GO" TO MATCH "AMERICAN IDOL," CITES "PROBLEMS" WITH SHOW

The Voice continues to be a hit for NBC, while American Idol ratings are falling/  But even Voice coach Adam Levine admits that his show hasn't come close to being the cultural juggernaut that Idol has been for the past decade or so. Asked by Rolling Stone magazine if he's been surprised at the "decline" of American Idol,. Adam replies, "Idol has to be satisfied with what they've accomplished. The Voice is very successful, but it's got a ways to go if it wants to have as profound an impact as Idol. I'm not going to lie to you: I think there are problems." Among those problems, says Adam, is the failure of the show's winners to become multi-platinum recording stars. "Millions of people watch the show every week and fall in love with a singer, then you don’t hear much from them," he tells Rolling Stone. "We haven’t had a breakout success, like Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood." What is your favorite reality show?
   

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LOUIS C.K. BEGS FOR REMOVAL OF TRACY MORGAN CRASH VIDEO

Comedian Louis C.K. is leading calls for a video shot moments after Tracy Morgan’s horrific car crash to be removed from the Internet. The 30 Rock star was left in a critical condition along with his assistant Jeff Millea and fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua while comic writer James McNair was killed in the crash in New Jersey on Saturday. TMZ has obtained a video of the scene of the accident shot shortly afterward, showing a man thought to be Fuqua being lifted from the wreckage. C.K., who worked with Fuqua on his sitcom Louie, is now pleading with bosses at the website to remove the footage, writing on Twitter, “Take it down TMZ. Now. Please…Tmz has a video of footage of my friends Tracy and Arte in a terrible crash. They are in ICU (intensive care unit)… Arte’s brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won’t…. Please don’t go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down. @TMZ.”

CELINE DION TO LONELY LAS VEGAS LIP SYNCHER: COME TO MY SHOW, USE MY BATHROOM

A video by lighting designer Richard Dunn showing himself lip-synching to Celine Dion's version of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" in a seemingly empty Las Vegas airport has gone viral since it was posted to Vimeo on  June 9, racking up nearly 11 million views. One person who sat up and took notice?  Celine Dion herself. Celine originally posted Dunn's video to her Facebook page, and she's now filmed a response for her YouTube channel telling Dunn, a Canadian who now lives in Georgia, how moved she was by his video.  He filmed it literally "all by himself," using the airport's moving walkways and passenger wheelchairs to create complicated tracking shots.  In many shots, he's seen sitting forlornly outside the airport ladies room, under the large "Women" image, and attempting to hold the image's hand.

BRITNEY SPEARS' MANAGER ADMITS THERE IS NO WAY SHE CAN SING LIVE AND DANCE FOR 90 MINUTES

Britney Spears’ manager appears to have backtracked over his comments that the singer would be singing live on her Las Vegas residency. Adam Leber insisted that Britney would be “singing live during her show” and would not be lip synching at her Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino show, back in December last year. But in a new interview with Medium.com, the manager has confessed that Britney does not sing live throughout the show. It's all too much! “To put on the show that she puts on, it’s virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does,” her manager revealed. “She’s singing on every song, basically, when she has the ability to sing. There’s no way you can dance for 90 minutes straight and sing the entire time.” Brit kicked off her residency on December 27 2013 and is reportedly being paid $15 million a year.Â
 

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TAYLOR SWIFT PROVES SHE'S ALL HEART

The 24-year-old country singer, who has topped DoSomething.org's most charitable celebrities list for the last two years, was again spreading her generosity this week. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced that the Pennsylvania native donated $50,000 to the facility for music-themed initiatives — including a music studio on wheels — that teens in treatment at CHOP's Cancer Center can utilize. The monetary donation alone deserves accolades, but, once again, Swift also proved to be generous with her time. The Grammy winner, who's currently on tour in Asia, also visited several of the patients at CHOP. Photos from her hospital visit show the star wearing her signature red lipstick and meeting with a few of the teens. In one shot, she was leaning sweetly touching heads with a young woman and another was of Swift at the bedside of another girl, signing an autograph.

TORI SPELLING ALREADY VYING FOR ANOTHER REALITY SERIES

Tori Spelling is reportedly scrambling to keep the cameras rolling on herself and estranged husband Dean McDermott. “Tori is hoping either Lifetime or Oxygen will want to do another reality show as her family begins to live their lives after Dean's three month stint in rehab,” an insider told Radar Online. The mother-of-four already has her hands full shooting ABC Family's Mystery Girls - premiering June 25 - alongside her 90210 co-star Jennie Garth. “It doesn't faze Tori that she is currently shooting her ABC Family TV show with Jennie Garth,” the source continued.  “Tori would do a 24/7 reality show of her life if she could. She is truly addicted to it.”

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TOPS FANTASY LIST AHEAD OF BRAD PITT

Justin Timberlake has beaten Brad Pitt to the top of a new list to find the star most women fantasize about. The pop superstar landed 21 percent of the RomanceBeat.com/StarMagazine.com survey – just two percent more than Pitt, who was three percent ahead of Oscar winner Jared Leto. Benedict Cumberbatch and Ryan Reynolds round out the top five, while Ryan Gosling and Hugh Jackman also made the list. Meanwhile, former Mickey Mouse Club stars Timberlake and Gosling have tied for first place in a related poll to find the celebrity women would most like to have a one-night stand with, and Timberlake is the guy most girls would most like to take home to meet mom. Gosling, however, tops the list of celebrity men women would most like to marry.
   

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QUENTIN TARANTINO AND UMA THURMAN GO FROM FRIENDS TO LOVERS

Twenty years after first working together on Pulp Fiction, Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino have reportedly taken their friendship to the next level. Us Weekly reports that the long-time friends have embarked on a romance after the actress - whom the director has often referred to as his “muse” - split with fiancé Arpad “Arki” Busson last month. “They had a thing and got together again recently,” an insider tells Us Weekly, adding: “He's loved her for years.”

ARE THE BACHELOR’S JUAN PABLO AND NIKKI ON COUPLES THERAPY?

Controversial Bachelor contestant Juan Pablo Galavis and his lady love Nikki Ferrell are not doing so well, and will appear on VH1's Couples Therapy, reports E! News. The couple, who met with Marriage Boot Camp stars Jim and Elizabeth Carroll in March just a week after The Bachelor finale aired, are said to be the mystery couple VH1 announced had a "highly volatile relationship with the press."

NICOLE KIDMAN READY TO GET DIVORCED FROM KEITH URBAN?

“Keith’s Betrayal: Nicole Walks Out,” reads the headline of a new In Touch article that claims that “another man” has come between Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban” as their marriage falls apart.” According to the tabloid, Urban, who has had previous problems with drugs and alcohol, doesn’t “pay enough attention” to Kidman, and instead “spends way too much time” with his sober coach. A “family friend” tells the magazine that Kidman has had enough, and recently “walked out during a recent fight and is ready to get divorced.” The alleged insider says, “Nicole never has alone time with her husband because Keith is with this guy 24/7.” “They like to play that they have the perfect family life, but it is far from it,” adds another source, noting, “Despite what they want the world to think, they’re pretty much living separate lives.”

 

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JENNIFER LAWRENCE SAYS MILEY CYRUS TOLD HER TO "GET IT TOGETHER" AFTER SHE PUKED AT OSCARS PARTY

Jennifer Lawrence was on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Wednesday and talked about getting drunk at the Oscars and then vomiting at a fancy after-party. Lawrence said she was such a mess that after she “puked,” Miley Cyrus, who was standing behind the actress, told her to “get it together.” 

NEW COUPLE ALERT

Yesterday on "The Wendy Williams Show," Wendy asked "Dancing with the Stars" winners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy if they're dating. Meryl said they're not dating.

REALITY SHOW RATINGS WAR

In a battle of reality TV finales, Dancing with the Stars pulled in more viewers than The Voice Tuesday night. The two-hour season finale of the ABC competition, won by Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis and her pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, was seen by 14.9 million viewers from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time. It aired opposite the season finale of NBC's The Voice, which drew 11.6 million viewers. The singing competition was won by Josh Kaufman. American Idol had a disappointing night for part one of its season finale. Airing in the 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Eastern Time slot, it attracted an audience of just 6.6 million people.
   

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JOE BIDEN TURNS DOWN CONNECTICUT TEEN'S PROM INVITATION..BUT SENDS HER A CORSAGE AND INVITES HER TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Vice President Joe Biden turned down a Connecticut teenager's prom invitation - but instead sent her a corsage and invited her to the White House.  Talia Maselli, 18, wrote a letter to Biden seven months ago inviting him to be her date and edge out any competition. “I am inviting you so far in advance because I'm sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it,” she wrote. “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the most delightful man in America.” Biden was unable to attend - but he had a handpicked corsage and handwritten note sent to her home the day before the big dance.  “I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” the note read. “But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.”

BRAD PITT READY TO SIGN DEAL TO STAR IN “TRUE DETECTIVE” SEASON 2?

There’s been rumors buzzing around that Brad Pitt is set to star in True Detective season 2 since, well, True Detective season 1 ended. The show was an international success, with both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey highly praised for their roles as detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart. It was unusual to see two such high profile actors taking time from their busy movie schedules to indulge in a little HBO series, but it sure did pay off. So, it’s no surprise that Brad Pitt potentially wants a piece of the True Detective pie. Since March, he’s been the bookie’s favorite to join the cast of the show, and the Latin Post is now reporting that Pitt is close to signing off on the deal.

DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS

Part one of the “Dancing with the Stars” finale ended last night with a heartbreaking elimination to reveal the Final 3. So, whose quest for the Mirror Ball came to a premature end? Ultimately, James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated.

The couple had scored a 58 out of 60 last night, much higher than Bure’s 51, which means fan votes likely put her and Ballas over the edge. Now Purdy (59 points), Davis (60 points), and Bure will all compete to get that sparkling trophy when the finale continues tonight.
 

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CLAIM: ANDY COHEN KICKING NENE LEAKES OFF REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA

NeNe Leakes is “no longer welcome” on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” claims Life & Style. The tabloid is reporting that the cast member’s future on the Bravo series is in doubt because of an alleged feud with Andy Cohen. “He was pissed about the way that NeNe acted on the reunion this year, so much so that he might not ask her to come back,” claims an insider. The alleged source goes on, “He thinks she has become a diva and was very irritated with her for not really answering his questions!” “She also acts like she doesn’t care or want to be on the show anymore,” adds the outlet’s insider. She has also tweeted out this week “Never stay in a job where you are no longer happy.” We'll have to wait and see...she is the last original cast member on the show.

JESSICA SIMPSON SETS WEDDING DATE

Jessica Simpson is getting married around Independence Day. Jessica and football player fiancé Eric Johnson - who have children Maxwell, two, and Ace, 10 months, together - will tie the knot over the July 4 weekend in Santa Barbara, California. And the blonde beauty is not planning to walk down the aisle in a traditional white gown. A source told Us Weekly magazine: ''Jessica is having something unique made. It will be very different from the Vera Wang she wore to wed Nick Lachey.'' Jessica - who got engaged to Eric in November 2010 after five months of dating - recently admitted her plans have been progressing and she is ''very close'' to issuing invitations for her nuptials. She said: ''We are very close to sending out our invites. I've been very picky on how I want everything to look and feel. Eric's family alone is almost 90 people, so it'll definitely be a big event.''

AMERICAN IDOL RESULTS

Last night on “American Idol,” Alex Preston was voted out. That means Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson are the two remaining contestants.... Harry Connick Jr. has also confirmed he has signed on for next season.
   

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KIM KARDASHIAN SET TO MAKE $21 MILLION FROM THIRD WEDDING

Her ill-fated 2011 nuptials to Kris Humphries still managed to net Kim Kardashian a reported $18 million - not bad for a union which only lasted 72 days.  But the reality star is in line to rake in even more cash with her third marriage to Kanye West later this month.  According to a new In Touch report, Kim is “cutting deals left and right” in order to minimize expenditure and maximize profits for herself and the rest of the family.  Despite not letting the cameras in for the actual ceremony- taking place in France - Kim is allowing E! to film everything leading up to and after the big day. “She's taping everything else so she can get things for free in exchange for the exposure,” a Kardashian source told the magazine.  Another insider added: “They realized how much their wedding was costing, so they told E! they wouldn't allow parts of it to be taped unless the network offered them more than $15 million, which is what Kim got for her wedding to Kris [Humphries]. Her mom couldn't help herself either. Kris is trying to get them another $4 million for their wedding photos.”

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: I TURNED DOWN BOTH DAVID LETTERMAN’S JOB AND LATE LATE SHOW

Neil Patrick Harris says he turned down both the “Late Show” and the “Late Late Show.” In an interview with Howard Stern yesterday, the actor revealed CBS approached him to replace David Letterman — and when he declined, offered him Craig Ferguson’s job. But Harris explains he rejected both offers because he didn’t want to get “bored.” “I don’t have any interest in doing ‘monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest musical act, goodnight,’” he tells Stern. Of the “Late Late Show” slot, Harris said, “It’s still nightly. You’re still coming up with the same content and now you’re just getting bitter that no one’s watching it.” 

TWO AND A HALF MEN ENDING AFTER SEASON 12

“Two and a Half Men” will end after its upcoming 12th season. The news was announced yesterday as part of the CBS network upfront presentation. “Two and a Half Men,” the longest-running live action comedy on network television, hit a series low in its just-concluded 11th season, having been moved to a later time slot. Its two stars, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, are among the highest-paid actors on television.
 

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SHAKIRA SUGGESTS UPCOMING HIATUS FROM THE VOICE WILL BE PERMANENT

Shakira has suggested that her hiatus from the upcoming seventh season of The Voice will be a more permanent one. While it was previously reported that she and Usher would continue to alternate seasons with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, Shakira has revealed that her busy schedule means this may no longer be the case after two successful seasons. “For now, no, I don't have any plans of coming back,” she told reporters on the red carpet yesterday. “This was always a temporary thing for me to do.” 

ALEC BALDWIN STOPPED BY NYC COPS FOR RIDING HIS BIKE THE WRONG WAY

Alec Baldwin was stopped by police in New York City yesterday for riding his bicycle the wrong way on Fifth Avenue and was issued two summonses. According to the New York Police Department, Baldwin, who did not have ID on him, was cycling north; the street is southbound. When stopped by police, Baldwin reportedly "got arrogant and loud." He received a summons for the wrong-way cycling, and another for disorderly conduct. Baldwin was then taken to the local precinct, and when officers were running his name for the warrant check, the actor reportedly said, "How old are these officers? They don't even know who I am." A rep for Baldwin declined to comment, but a source said: "He was riding his bicycle the wrong way and he didn't have ID on him."

CHANNING TATUM ADDS BIG ROLE

Channing Tatum will play Gambit in future X-Men movies. The casting was confirmed by producer Lauren Shuler Donner at an X-Men: Days of Future Past event on Monday. Tatum has been discussed for the role for months, but it’s now official. It’s not clear at this point whether Gambit will have his own stand-alone movie, or debut in X-Men: Apocalypse (planned for 2016), or elsewhere.
   

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