Gossip roundup: Amanda Bynes reportedly offered rap deal
At least someone is taking Amanda Bynes’ claims that she should make a rap album seriously, as Daniel Herman of Chinga Chang Records says he has offered the troubled starlet a deal. “I cleared the project with the Orchard and Sony Entertainment, and they gave me the green light to go ahead,” Herman tells Radar Online. “The fact that Amanda wants to do hip hip music means that Chinga Chang is the best place for her to do this.” Herman, who has “reached out to Amanda’s attorneys to negotiate the deal,” is already looking to get her first hip hop feud up and running: “I think she’s more gangster than Drake,” he says.
Will Smith is doing his best to laugh off the disappointing box office performance of his latest film, “After Earth,” which opened in third place its first weekend before dropping to No. 7 its second. “Now let’s be honest. Three is the new one,” he jokes during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “Do you know ho many ones it takes to make a three?” On a more serious note, Smith admits the news was hard to take that opening weekend. “Oh man, that was tragic,” he says. “It’s been almost two decades since I had a movie that wasn’t No. 1. What’s over now, buddy!”
Sometimes it’s not so easy for Justin Bieber to have a good time. The Canadian pop star was refused entry at Lure nightclub in Hollywood this weekend, according to E! News. “Someone from Justin’s team had come earlier in the day and told the club that he would be showing up. The club told him they wouldn’t let him in because he’s not 21,” a source says. “Bieber came anyway and tried to sneak in through a back door.” But his plan was no match for a well-intentioned shout-out from rapper the Game: “The Game was on the mic at this point and saw Bieber trying to get in and shouted that Bieber was on his way inside,” the source explains. “That’s when security saw him and escorted him out immediately. He left right away. He seemed really embarrassed.”
Prince Harry is living up to his title, at least according to one fellow soldier who claims the young Royal came to his defense after receiving threats from other soldiers over his sexuality. Lance Corporal James Wharton writes in his new memoir, “Out in the Army,” about an incident during training in Canada in 2008 when six other men threatened to attack him. “I told him: ‘I think I’m about to be murdered by the infantry,’” Wharton recalls. “He had a complete look of bewilderment on his face. I didn’t hold back: I told him everything that had gone on. I couldn’t stop the tears from welling up in my eyes. He said, ‘Right. I’m going to sort this s— out once and for all. Harry climbed out of the tank and started having a go. I worried he was about to make the whole thing worse, but he wasn’t holding back. Prince Harry was sticking up for me and putting a stop to the trouble. I had been on track for a battering and had been rescued.”
John Malkovich to the rescue. The “Warm Bodies” star was out for a walk in Toronto when he heard cries for help that directed him to Jim Walpole, who had tripped and suffered a deep cut on his neck that was gushing blood, according to CBC Toronto News. “The way he was spurting I thought it was the carotid [artery] pr the jugular,” Walpole’s wife, Marilyn, says, adding that Malkovich was soon “taking over just like a doctor,” applying pressure to the wound with his scarf with the assistance of a local restaurant owner. “They were so helpful, so wonderful,” Walpole recalls. “I asked, ‘What’s your name?’ He said, ‘John.’ And I didn’t ask the last name because I didn’t figure I’d remember.”