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15 Surprising Celebrity Birthplaces

March 27th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Unless you are a celebrity trivia champion, it may surprise you to learn some of your favorite actors and actresses were born far away from the countries we associate them with. While Nicole Kidman's parents are Australian, the actress was actually born in Hawaii and lived the first four years of her life there before moving Down Under. (Continue reading bio)

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York and lived the first twelve years of his life there. It wasn't until after his father settled an injury lawsuit that Mel moved to Australia, where he became a star for his work in the Mad ...
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Pamela Anderson kids happy she wed Rick Salomon

March 16th, 2014 7:20pm EDT
Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson's son's are happy she married Rick Salomon.
The former 'Baywatch' star has always been "extremely careful" about the men she introduces to her kids - following her split with their father Motley Crüe rocker, Tommy Lee, 51 - but Brandon,17, and Dylan ,16, have formed a budding relationship with their new stepfather.
A source revealed: "Pam loves having the boys at home for their short break. It's given the Dylan and Brandon to spend more time with Rick.
"Rick has always been a presence in their life because of his friendship with Pam."
Pamela revealed back in January that she...
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Tommy Lee is engaged

February 25th, 2014 4:20am EST
Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee has got engaged.
The Motley Crue drummer is set to make longterm girlfriend Sofia 'Sofi' Toufa his fourth wife after deciding he wants to be with her for "life".
He tweeted yesterday (02.24.14): "There comes a time in a mans life when you just know your partner is for LIFE!! Say hello to my fiancé and soon to be wife @SOFIofficial (sic)"
Singer Sofia, 30, also tweeted excitedly about the news a few minutes later.
She wrote: "I'm something that rhymes with Beyonce!!!!!(sic)"
The 51-year-old rocker first married model Elaine Starcuk in November 1984, but they divorced the following ...
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Motley Crue To Retire After One Last Tour - See Photos From Their Press Conference

January 29th, 2014 2:30pm EST
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Motley Crue is going on one last tour before calling it quits. On Tuesday, the band, which has been together for 33 years, held a press conference titled: "RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End."

Alice Cooper will join the group to open all shows on its final 72-date tour.

Singer Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars signed legal papers at the conference to put an official end to the group.

The "Cessation of Touring" document prevents them from using the Mötley Crüe name after their tour ends.

Neil said at the conference: "We don't want to be one of...
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Mötley Crüe announce Farewell Tour

January 28th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Motley Crue
Mötley Crüe have announced their Farewell Tour.
The 'Kickstart My Heart' band - Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee - will stop performing live after undertaking a huge 72-date jaunt across the globe beginning this summer, they announced today (28.01.14).
To prove how serious they are about splitting, the group signed a 'Cessation of Touring' document- a legally binding contract forbidding them to use the Mötley Crüe name after the run of shows is complete.
The heavy metal band arrived at a press conference to announce the tour in a hearse, and sat behind gravestones bearing R...
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Motley Crue Calling It Quits After 33 Years, Will Head Out On 'Final Tour' With Alice Cooper

January 28th, 2014 3:13pm EST
Motley Crue
Motley Crue has announced that they'll be hitting the road one last time.

The band held a press conference in Beacher's Madhouse Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday, billed as "RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End," prompting speculation that they would give it one more go-round before officially calling it quits.

Alice Cooper will join the band to open all shows on the 72-date tour.

VIP packages and tickets for the band's fan club members go on sale Wednesday, January 29, and the public onsale begins on Friday, January 31.

Last fall, drummer Tommy Lee revealed that the band was planning...
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Tommy Lee Wins Lawsuit Over Drum Kit Rollercoaster

January 2nd, 2014 9:09am EST
Tommy Lee
Motley Crue's Tommy Lee has won a lawsuit over an engineer who alleged the musician stole his idea for a drum kit rollercoaster.

The 51 year-old rocker used the stunt during the band's 2011 tour, where he could be seen turning upside down as he played, but Los Angeles-based engineer Scott King claimed he pitched a similar idea to Lee in 1991.

In 2012, King filed a lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court demanding at least $400,000 in damages over allegations the renowned drummer stole his idea.

Nevertheless, King has lost the legal battle after a judge ruled he never obtained exclusive ...
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Tommy Lee: 'Mick Mars' health is behind Motley Crue farewell tour'

October 27th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
Motley Crue
Motley Crue star Tommy Lee has confirmed bassist Mick Mars' health is the main reason behind the group's decision to wrap up touring after one final trek.

Singer Vince Neil first revealed the truth behind the upcoming farewell tour this summer (13), but Mars, who suffers from incurable ankylosing spondylitis, played down the drama insisting that "any rumors regarding a farewell tour due to my poor health are BS (bulls**t). I am doing fine".

But now Lee has opened up further about the farewell tour, insisting that Mars' health is a major factor.

He says, "He has a spinal disease that's sl...
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Tommy Lee landed Coachella ban after helicopter stunt

October 18th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Tommy Lee
Rocker Tommy Lee and Motley Crue were once banned from attending the Coachella festival in California after the drummer made an unannounced arrival at the annual music event by helicopter.

The two friends chuckle about their showdown with festival bosses on the latest episode of Deadmau5's webchat series Coffee Run, explaining their antics left one official "shaking" with fury.

Lee says, "We just landed a helicopter in a field with burning vans... I'm just wondering if one of us maybe accidentally f**ked his (promoter) girlfriend. You can't be that mad at somebody or hate somebody that mu...
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Pamela Anderson and Rick are 'friends with benefits'

October 17th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson says she and ex-husband Rick Salomon are "friends with benefits".
The 'Baywatch' babe was recently spotted frolicking with her former spouse - whom she split from after just two months - while on a beach holiday in Biarritz, France, earlier this year and she has now confirmed they have rekindled their romance.
Speaking on today's (10.17.13) episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', she said: "I say we're best friends ... with benefits. I don't want to meet anyone else."
The 46-year-old star remained good humored as host Ellen pointed out that she also continued to see former h...
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Tommy Lee retires 'rollercoaster of love'

May 28th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Tommy Lee
Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee has retired his showstopping rollercoaster drum kit after a show in New Jersey on Saturday night (25May13).

The 360-degree "rollercoaster of love" became a staple of the band's live show in 2011 and even featured a 'passenger' seat for a lucky fan to ride shotgun as Lee looped the loop, while playing a lengthy drum solo.

But, following a show in Atlantic City on 25 May (13) - the final date on the band's most recent tour - Lee revealed he was retiring the spectacle.

Keen to make sure fans didn't think the decision marked the end of the band, Lee took to Twitt...
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Stars Who Turned Down 'Dancing With The Stars'

February 27th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
We know who is going to compete in Dancing with the Stars this year, but who turned down the chance to dance for the Mirror Ball Trophy?

Lindsay Lohan reportedly turned down the producers, even after several offers that maxed out at $550,000. She could probably use the money now.

Entertainment News reported that Lance Armstrong gets an invitation every season, and this year was no exception - especially after his high profile interview with Oprah.

Katherine Webb was a big target for the show, but Splash swooped in and got her to sign on first.

Eric Idle turned the show dow...
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Tommy Lee Sued Over Drum Kit Rollercoaster

September 28th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Tommy Lee
Motley Crue star Tommy Lee has been hit with a lawsuit by an engineer who claims the rocker stole his idea for a drum kit rollercoaster.

Lee uses drum kit stunts during the band's shows and on their 2011 tour; he was seen turning upside down as he played.

Los Angeles-based engineer Scott King sent a legal letter to the band's attorneys last month, alleging he pitched a similar concept to Lee in 1991 but the idea was dismissed.

He claims Lee stole his idea and threatened to take legal action over the dispute - and now he has followed through on his promise.

King filed papers in L.A. ...
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12 Abusive Celebrity Relationships

August 20th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Chris Brown & Rihanna
Even though her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her up after the 2009 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has confessed she still cares for the hip hop star and that he's the love of her life.

Despite being famous, several celebrities have found themselves mixed up in abusive relationships. Check out our list of some of the worst...

Halle Berry has said an ex-boyfriend once hit her so hard she is still largely deaf in her left ear.

In 1998, Pamela Anderson's husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, was arrested for spousal abuse, child abuse, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Anderson filed fo...
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SeaWorld Fires Back At Tommy Lee's Torture Claims

August 15th, 2012 10:33am EDT
Tommy Lee
Marine experts at San Diego, California's SeaWorld theme park have fired back at allegations they are torturing killer whales with Motley Crue tunes during Shamu Rocks shows.

Drummer Tommy Lee joined forces with officials from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) last week and sent a letter to SeaWorld bosses asking them to stop blaring music during the shows and urging them to cease playing his band's tracks.

However, SeaWorld representative Fred Jacobs insists the animal rights organization and Lee have their facts all wrong about the "effect of music on SeaWorld's kille...
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Tommy Lee Bans SeaWorld From Using Mötley Crüe Songs

August 10th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Motley Crue
Rocker Tommy Lee has fired off a letter to SeaWorld bosses demanding they quit playing his music as the loud noise makes life "hellish" for the theme park's animals.

The drummer has asked John T. Reilly, the president of the San Diego branch in California, to ban all Motley Crue tracks from the Shamu Rocks show, during which a killer whale performs tricks to rock music.

Animal-loving Lee claims the noise blasting through the complex harms the sea creatures, and wants no part in the "sad" production.

In his note, sent via People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Lee writes, "I'm wr...
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Tommy Lee Unleashes Tirade Aimed At Picture-Taking Fans

July 5th, 2012 8:13am EDT
Tommy Lee
Motley Crue star Tommy Lee is pleading fans to respect his privacy by putting away their cameras when they spot him in public.

The drummer is fed up with being asked to pose for photographs when he is off duty, and insists his only responsibility as a rock star is to "entertain" when he takes to the stage.

In a post on the Motley Crue Facebook.com page, he rages, "I f**king LOVE my fans! And you know this! What I have a problem with is... Taking pictures! I hate it! Irritates the f**k out of me when people say... you owe it to your fans, they put you where you are, etc., etc.! I certain...
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Cat Fight: Gene Simmons Disses Rihanna!

March 21st, 2012 1:40pm EDT
Kiss
On Tuesday, KISS front-man Gene Simmons slammed pop singer Rihanna at a press conference announcing the band’s upcoming summer tour with Motley Crue.

“We’re sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them,” Simmons told the crowd at the press conference. “No fake bullsh*t. Leave that to the Rihanna, Shmianna and anyone who ends their name with an ‘A.’”

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee also sounded off, but playing things a bit more cautious than Simmons. “No disrespect to Rihanna, she’s a great singer, but we’re in a slump for some sh*t that has some per...
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Tommy Lee Settles Lawsuit With Former Assistant

February 22nd, 2012 5:25pm EST
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Rocker Tommy Lee has agreed to pay a former assistant $400,000 and issue a public apology to settle a dispute over unpaid wages.

Michael Sullivan launched legal action against the Motley Crue star in December, claiming he was regularly asked to be "on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week" during his six-year employment with Lee, but did not receive full payment for the extra hours worked.

Sullivan, whose job was terminated in March, 2011, had only asked for $50,000 in damages for "lost profits and business opportunities", but he has now landed a bumper compensation packet to put an end ...
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Motley Crue Confirm Las Vegas Residency

December 2nd, 2011 10:57am EST
Motley Crue
Motley Crue have confirmed reports they will become the first heavy rock band to take on a Las Vegas residency when they play a three-week run in Sin City next year.

Rockers Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will appear live at the city's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a stint kicking off on February 3rd.

They confirmed the news during a TV interview with CNN newsman Piers Morgan on Thursday night.

Frontman Neil tells the host, "We're the first rock band to ever have a residency. There's been bands like, you know, Santana, Elton John, all these kind of acts. But for us, ...
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Tommy Lee Sued By Former Assistant

December 1st, 2011 11:24am EST
Tommy Lee
Rocker Tommy Lee has been hit with a lawsuit from his former assistant over allegations of unpaid wages.

Michael Sullivan claims he was regularly asked to work overtime during his six years with the Mötley Crüe drummer, but did not receive full payment for the extra hours.

The court papers, obtained by ET Online, state, "In general whether Sullivan was assisting Lee at his home/office/studio, or on the road while touring, Sullivan was required to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Sullivan alleges his position was terminated in March and he wants $50,000 in damages for "l...
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Tommy Lee's Reality TV Show Axed

November 28th, 2011 4:20pm EST
Tommy Lee
Rocker Tommy Lee's upcoming reality show has been axed, according to a report.

The Motley Crue drummer was set to star in Culture Shock with Tommy Lee, an investigative travel program on the SyFy Channel, however production talks have fallen through.

According to the New York Post, sources overheard the musician-turned-DJ telling pals at a New Jersey gig "the show just didn't work out."

The unscripted series would have been Lee's big return to TV - he teamed up with rapper Ludacris in 2008 to shoot eco-friendly show Planet Green.
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Fake Promoter Cheats $60,000 Out Of Indonesian Motley Crue Fans

October 16th, 2011 10:55am EDT
Motley Crue
More than 1,500 Motley Crue fans in Indonesia have been left out of pocket after a fake concert promoter sold tickets for a rock show that never was.

The bogus businessman netted an estimated $60,000 in ticket sales for a make believe Motley Crue concert.

The October 8 show was billed as the band's first-ever show in Indonesia and when word spread to the nation's top newspapers, band members slammed the reports, with drummer Tommy Lee insisting the story was the work of a shady promoter.

Police have launched an investigation in a bid to find the fake promoter behind the bogus gig.
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Sunset Strip Festival Kicks Off Thursday With 'Motley Crue Day' Declaration

August 17th, 2011 10:40pm EDT
Motley Crue
The honors keep coming for rockers Motley Crue - they've now landed their own day in the City of West Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The band will be feted at the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Hollywood this weekend, and they'll kick off the celebrations with the declaration of Motley Crue Day on Thursday.

In making the announcement of the declaration, West Hollywood Mayor John Duran says, "So many of us native Angelenos consider Motley Crue to be our home boys. It will be an honor to recognize the Saints of Los Angeles in our hometown and thank them for the incredible contribut...
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Sunset Strip Festival Kicks Off With Motley Crue Comedy Roast

August 16th, 2011 11:45pm EDT
Motley Crue
Rockers Motley Crue will kick start this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival by becoming the butt of jokes and funny anecdotes at Hollywood's House of Blues.

Famous fans like comedian Dane Cook and New York Dolls frontman David Johansen will join Neil Strauss, who co-wrote the band's bestselling biography "The Dirt," for a comedy roast on Thursday night.

Drummer Tommy Lee says, "I have no idea what they will say, but it's bound to be sometimes serious, sometimes funny and also probably shocking."

Motley Crue will also close this year's festival on Saturday, when they'll receive the event'...
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Heather Locklear To Wed Jack Wagner

August 12th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Heather Locklear
Actress Heather Locklear is engaged to wed actor Jack Wagner.

The former Melrose Place star began dating the 51 year old in 2007, shortly after she divorced Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora, the father of her 13-year-old daughter, Ava.

Locklear's representative confirmed the wedding news to People.com.

It will be the actress' third marriage - she was also wed to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee from 1986 to 1994.

The engagement is an early birthday surprise for Locklear - she will celebrate turning 50 in September.
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Tommy Lee 'Quickly' Turns Down 'Dancing With The Stars'

August 3rd, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Tommy Lee
Rocker Tommy Lee has turned down an offer to appear in hit reality show Dancing With The Stars.

The wild-man drummer was asked to star in the next season of the show, which pairs celebrities with a professional dancer.

However, he quickly rejected the offer, writing in a post on his Twitter.com page, "I've never hit the PASS button so quick."

Lee's ex-wife Pamela Anderson was a contestant on the series last year, while his Motley Crue band mate Vince Neil appeared on Skating With The Stars in December.
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Gross! Tommy Lee Recalls Ozzy Osbourne Playing With His Poop

April 26th, 2011 8:47am EDT
Ozzy Osbourne
Tommy Lee knew he could never compete with Ozzy Osbourne's wild ways when he found the rocker smearing his own excrement on the walls of his hotel room after one particularly crazy drink and drugs binge during the 1980s.

Lee witnessed the extent of Osbourne's bizarre behavior in 1984 when his band Motley Crue joined the former Black Sabbath frontman on the road.

The drummer admits even he was shocked by the amount of booze and illegal substances Osbourne took during that tour - and he vividly recalls the moment he realised the Brit had completely lost it.

Speaking in candid new film docu...
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Motley Crue to be Honored for Contribution to Sunset Strip Music Scene

March 7th, 2011 10:35pm EST
Motley Crue
Motley Crue are to be honored at the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles with the event's Elmer Valentine Award.

The accolade is handed to rockers and promoters who have had a major impact on the famous real estate.

Past recipients have been Ozzy Osbourne, Slash and Sunset Strip founders Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and Elmer Valentine himself.

Motley Crue's members will be honored at the House of Blues in August. The gala will kick off this year's three-day celebration of music at venues along the iconic 1.6-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard.

Crue drummer Tommy Lee tel...
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Poison & Motley Crue To Tour Together

March 1st, 2011 8:43am EST
Poison
Bret Michaels has confirmed months of speculation suggesting legendary 1980s hair metal bands Poison and Motley Crue are to tour together.

Michaels announced plans for the massive U.S. trek in November, but fans were left disappointed when Motley Crue's Tommy Lee insisted the Poison frontman was wrong.

Now, the two bands have agreed to team up for a string of dates - and Michaels, who reveals iconic glam rockers The New York Dolls will support them on tour, is ecstatic about the collaborative gigs to mark their joint anniversaries.

He tells CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "Huge, it's co...
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