Celebrity Birthdays - June 18, 2012

6/18/2012 3:00am EDT
Paul McCartney
Happy Birthday to:

Beatle Paul McCartney (1942)

Actor Max Records (1997)

Actress Willa Holland (1991)

Canadian actress Renee Olstead (1989)

Canadian singer Colin Munroe (1980)

Country singer Blake Shelton (1976)

Actress Alana De La Garza (1976)

Actress Julie Depardieu (1973)

British singer Alison Moyet (1961)

Actress Andrea Evans (1957)

Actress Carol Kane (1952)

Italian actress Isabella Rossellini (1952)

Actress Carol Kane (1952)

Actor Michael Sheard (1940; d. 2005)

Actor Richard Boone (1917; d. 1981)

Actress Nedra Volz (1908; d. 2003)

Actress Jeanette MacDonald (1903; d. 1...

'Madagascar 3' Holds Onto Top Spot, 'Rock Of Ages' And 'That's My Boy' Bomb

6/17/2012 7:03pm EDT
Madagascar 3
The new movies coming out this week were unable to shake up the top spots on the box office list: Madagascar 3 and Prometheus held onto the top two spots, while Rock of Ages and That's My Boy stumbled out of the gates.

The animated Madagascar 3 took in $35.5 million to stay on top, bringing its total to just above $120 million. Sci-fi thriller Prometheus made $20 million, putting its total haul at $88.5 million.

Star-studded Rock of Ages couldn't make moviegoers love the musical, making a mere $15 million. It needs another $60 million to match its budget, let alone promotional costs.


Nick Stahl Leaves Rehab - Against Doctor's Advice

6/17/2012 6:07pm EDT
Nick Stahl
Troubled Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines star Nick Stahl has gone against doctors' advice and checked out of rehab, according to a U.S. report.

The actor sparked concern for his wellbeing last month when he disappeared for more than a week, prompting a police search for the star in Los Angeles.

Stahl, who has ongoing drug issues, subsequently reached out to his loved ones to assure them he was well, and his wife Rose Murphy Stahl revealed he had checked into a rehabilitation centre.

However, the actor has now allegedly left the clinic, with a source telling E! News, "He left a week...

Celebs Send Early Birthday Wishes To Paul McCartney

6/17/2012 3:07pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Music stars Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland and Paul Weller have sent their best wishes to Paul McCartney ahead of his 70th birthday.

The Beatles icon reaches the milestone age on Monday, and a host of stars have offered up tributes to celebrate his big day.

Rapper Jay-Z says, "He's a genius writer, he changed music - he has always been ahead of his time," and Destiny's Child star Rowland adds, "Paul McCartney is a true legend, he's written some of the most iconic tracks of all time. I have always been a huge fan and would like to wish him a very happy birthday!"

Take That frontman Gary Barlow s...

Tone Loc Collapses On Stage Due To Heat Exhaustion

6/17/2012 1:33pm EDT
Tone Loc
Veteran rapper Tone Loc collapsed during his show in Austin, Texas on Friday after overheating.

The hip-hop star, real name Anthony Smith, was performing for fans at The Moody Theater when he slumped to the floor mid-set.

He was helped off stage but returned 30 minutes later after drinking water to help him cool off.

His manager tells TMZ.com Tone Loc is now feeling fine, insisting the temperature inside the venue made the star feel faint.

Rodney King Found Dead At 47 After Apparent Drowning

6/17/2012 12:33pm EDT
Rodney King
Human rights activist Rodney King has been found dead at the age of 47 after reportedly drowning in a pool.

The campaigner's fiancee discovered his body at the bottom of a pool in Rialto, California early on Sunday morning, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports emergency services were called to the scene and removed King from the water. They attempted to resuscitate him to no avail and he was pronounced dead at 6.11am local time.

King became infamous as the victim of a brutal beating by four Los Angeles police officers in 1991. The assault was caught on camera but the cops were ac...

Is Chris Evans Headed For A Nervous Breakdown?

6/17/2012 12:07pm EDT
Chris Evans
Captain America and The Avengers star Chris Evans has a lot to be happy about, but it appears his skyrocket to fame could be causing a nervous breakdown.

Sources tell The National Enquirer that the star dreads his duties off the set, mainly large press conferences and photo calls. "Chris is fine when he’s working on a movie set, but all the other stuff – the meetings, the press interviews, being asked to talk before a group – just cripple him. He's left events and even auditions, running away in a cold sweat."

Chris is reportedly now seeking therapy and turned to Buddhism for ways to calm...

W.i.P Nightclub, Site Of Chris Brown-Drake Fight, Shut Down

6/17/2012 11:33am EDT
W.i.P., the nightclub where the Chris Brown/Drake melee took place earlier this week, has been shut down indefinitely by the NYPD.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the Civil Enforcement Unit (a division of the NYPD) had been looking into violations at the club previously and the events that unfolded this week provided them with the opportunity to examine those violations more closely.

None of the violations are directly related to the brawl.

More details are trickling out over the fight. It was apparently started when Brown sent champagne to Drake as a peace offering, as the two were on...

Lady Gaga Wants Full Album With Tony Bennett

6/17/2012 11:07am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga wants to head back into the studio with veteran crooner Tony Bennett to record a full album.

The pop superstar joined Bennett on his Duets II release last year for a cover of The Lady Is A Tramp, and she enjoyed the experience so much, she's hoping to collaborate with the legendary singer on a whole string of tracks.

Bennett tells Britain's Metro newspaper, "She's a very talented person. I was with her parents recently and they said she'd like to make an album with me. I'd like to do that, too. I'm looking forward to it."

The 85 year old has remained close to Gaga and her fa...

Rumor Patrol: Chris Brown Fight Video, Miley Cyrus Cheating, Justin Bieber Booted

6/17/2012 10:07am EDT
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Video of Chris Brown and Drake's Fight: A YouTube clip was uploaded, claiming to be footage of the infamous fight between Chris Brown, Drake, and their posses. Could this footage give insight into the brawl?

Verdict: False. Several sites were duped into posting the video, which is actually from an unrelated incident. GossipCop reports that the clip was actually uploaded in February. Police are currentl...