Nick Carter writes about his struggle with drug and alcohol addiction in a new memoir, and in part he blames Paris Hilton for his worst excesses. "Paris was the worst person in the world for me to hook up with," the Backstreet Boy writes in the book. Now 33 and sober for five years, Carter discovered in 2008 that he was suffering from cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle that could've killed him. He says that diagnosis provided the wake up call he needed. Carter isn't the only one in his family who has battled substance abuse problems. His brother Aaron has been in rehab, and his younger sister Leslie died of a pill overdose in 2012.
Although many Russian Selena Gomez fans were ready to come and get their tickets for her shows, Russia has denied her visa. Selena was going to perform two concerts but apparently Moscow officials believed that she was too gay-friendly for their anti-gay propaganda laws.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a high-maintenance diva at the gym, an insider is telling Life & Style Weekly. Before she'll take a shower, she has someone dry off the stall so she doesn't have to touch what she calls "somebody else's shower water." She also refuses to drink any brand of water besides SmartWater, and sends someone out to get it because the gym doesn't stock it. She also allegedly refuses to use toilet paper unless it's from an unopened package.
While Enough Said figures to be a box office sleeper, the weekend's biggest release is sure to be Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman as a man whose daughter has been abducted and Jake Gyllenhaal as the detective who's tasked with finding her. And Thanks For Sharing, a romantic comedy about sex addicts starring, Pink and a lap-dancing Gwyneth Paltrow, figures to be a good date movie for couples who want to go all the way...to therapy.
Sunday- The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS (Honoring excellence in television, at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles; Neil Patrick Harris hosts)