Morning Buzz: Raging Fire Threatens Celebrity Homes
TMZ reports that a fire has broken out in Montecito, CA, where celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, Kevin Costner and others own homes. The fire, which is currently burning, is reportedly two miles from Oprah Winfrey’s estate. Oprah and Rob Lowe’s homes have not been affected, but over 100 homes are reportedly on fire and the blaze has spread across 2500 acres.
E! reports that the Gap is moving forward with a holiday ad campaign featuring a smiling Jennifer Hudson in a red sweater, despite the recent shooting deaths of Hudson’s family members. “She said she wanted to be a part of it and that we should move forward,” a Gap spokesperson said. Hudson shot the campaign in July.
TMZ reports that Linda Hogan has filed papers in Florida’s Pinellas County Court accusing ex-husband Hulk Hogan of selling some of his trademarks to a friend so that Linda can not list them as assets in court. Hogan reportedly sold his wrestling trademarks such as “Hulkster,” “Hulkamania,” and “Hollywood Hulk” to friend Eric Bishoff along with brands such as his grill and energy drink, for a discount. “There has been no siphoning of money — if Linda has to ask again, we’ll be more than happy to provide the same answer,” Hulk’s attorney stated.
The new James Bond movie has already made $200 million despite not having opening in the US until today, says The Hollywood Reporter. The 22nd Bond film starring Daniel Craig has opened in dozens of other countries before today’s opening here in the United States.
TMZ reports that Kim Zolciak, a cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is claiming she has received threatening voicemails from fellow cast member Lisa Wu Hartwell. Zolciak played one such message for TMZ in which Hartwell threatened “I am not the one — you need to call me. I might just be coming to your house.” Hartwell has admitted to TMZ that she did leave the message, but only because she claims Zolciak referred to her as a “crack whore” and insulted her children. Zolciak states that she is seeking legal counsel. Bravo claims that it is a personal matter, and the network does not get involved.