Kim Kardashian Drops Lawsuit Against Gossip Site That Claimed Robbery Was Faked

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 2:45pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Kim Kardashian has dropped her lawsuit against after the site apologized for alleging that she faked her Paris robbery earlier this month.

Exactly 10 days after the website issued an apology for its claims on October 14 , Kim filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit — without prejudice -- on Oct. 24, according to the Daily Mail.

On October 11, Kardashian filed the federal lawsuit against the MTO and its owner, Fred Mwangaguhunga. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the documents filed allege that Kardashian, "returned to the United States only to be again victimized, but this time by an online gossip tabloid that published a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her [as] a liar and thief."

Three days later, the news outlet issued the following apology, "After speaking to sources, including some connected to the Kardashians, and getting further details on the sequence of events — we are now confident and without a doubt believe that Kim Kardashian was robbed as was reported to the Paris police … Anyone who is still questioning it, is wrong."

The statement continued, "We can understand how reports questioning if the robbery in fact took place can be hurtful, and so we apologize. No one deserves to go through such a traumatic experience. Kim is not just [a] celebrity, she is a person, a wife and a mother — who in no way deserved what happened to her. We wish her the best as she emotionally recovers from the traumatic incident."

We hope she recovers too! But here's some good news that may warm Kim's heart -- or at least put her troubled mind at ease: Paris police chief Christian Sainte is "very confident" that he will find the five masked robbers who held the reality star at gunpoint.

The police chief did an interview with Vanity Fair and admitted that it's important to the future of Paris to find these robbers -- especially since the City of Lights lost nearly $1 billion in tourism revenue following the 2015 terrorist attacks, and it can't afford to lose revenue.

The chief explained, "It's important because of the implication: Is Paris secure? … It's important economically. So that's another reason why it is important for us to solve this case."

As to whether or not any suspects have been identified, Sainte couldn't give details but he could say: "We can say that there is a professional team that committed this crime, and they seem to be organized."

He added, "That's why the B.R.B. [an elite Paris crime unit, La Brigade de Répression du Banditisme] is on the case. The B.R.B. has experience with people who attack with arms, and a big part of the brigade is now working on the Kim Kardashian case."

The chief revealed that one of the reasons the robbers were able to attack Kim is because the No Name Hotel is that the door code has been the same for six years and that hundreds of people have been granted access. Also, there are very few CCTV cameras at the entrances due to the high-profile clientele that stay there like Jay Z, Beyonce, and Madonna. Also, Kim's apartment only had one single lock -- no bolt.

Sainte explained, "Simple building, no cameras, no sophisticated locks."


Dead Or Alive Singer Pete Burns Dead at 57

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 1:35pm PDT       By X17 Staff

The exceedingly eccentric singer of '80s band Dead or Alive, Pete Burns, famous for crooning "You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)" is dead from a heart attack at 57.

According to a statement his management team posted on Burns' official Twitter account, the singer died Sunday of "massive cardiac arrest."

Oddly enough, the quirky personality tweeted out an ominous message to fans on October 13, which read, "Counting down the days....." The possibly dark tweet leads us to believe the outlandish performer knew his days were numbered.

Since his days of turning right round, Burns had maintained some notoriety in the U.K. by appearing on Celebrity Big Brother and he was a presence in the tabloids because of his penchant/obsession for plastic surgery.

Earlier this year, he made headlines with his shocking transformation when he appeared on the English reality TV spin-off show, Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side.

The Daily Mail reported, "Twitter was inundated with remarks blasting the 58-year-old's 'surgically-enhanced' and 'caked on make-up' face."

Burns made no apologies for his garish appearance, stating he made music in the '90s to fund going under the knife -- and that suited him just fine.

Burns said, "I can honestly say since 1976 I have lived solely off music and TV, and I've had a very nice life ... A lot nicer than some of my peers who've gone broke. I've had a very nice life. Very."

Sounds like Burns had no regrets ...


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Kanye's Threatening To Boycott The Grammys!

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 1:06pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Kanye West is PISSED that R&B singer Frank Ocean might not be nominated for a Grammy this year and Yeezy's threatening to boycott the awards show if Ocean's album Blonde isn't recognized by the Academy.

Apparently Ocean's management failed to submit both the full-length release Blonde and Ocean's avant-garde visual album Endless -- which were both released this year before the Sept. 30 deadline and eligible for Grammy nomination. But now, Kanye's taking it personally and told an Oakland, Calif. audience during his Sunday Saint Pablo concert date there, "The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean's album. I'll tell you this right now: If his album is not nominated in no categories, I'm not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we've got to come together to fight the bulls--t."

West claims the Recording Academy previously made an exception for Lady Gaga in 2010: "[Gaga] wasn't nominated for best new artist, right? But they wanted her to perform at the show. They wanted her to open. So the Grammys secretly changed something about the nominations in order to nominate her, in order for her to perform in the show."

He went on to say: "Now Frank Ocean, on the other hand, is very vocal that his album wasn't nominated for the Grammys, right? Since he's vocal, no one wants to say nothing about it. No one wants to do nothing about it. And I'm saying this to y'all because a lot of people try to make a scene, like, 'I'm so self-centered.'"

Grammy noms will be announced Thursday, Dec. 8 and the ceremony airs on CBS Feb. 12, 2017. We're holding our breath to see if Kanye will show up! Guess there's no danger Life of Pablo will be nominated!


Taylor Swift Claims DJ "Took His Hand And Put It Up My Dress" In Deposition

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 12:03pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Taylor Swift is sticking up for herself!

The singer's account of allegedly being groped by radio DJ David Mueller during a 2013 photo op has just gone public after the judge in the defamation case filed by the Denver radio host released a transcript of Swift's deposition.

The court documents reveal the pop star claimed she felt “violated” after the DJ put his hands on her backstage at a meet-and-greet after a June 2013 concert.

In the deposition Swift said:
    “Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there … It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”

Mueller is suing the 26-year-old because he claims he lost his job at Denver’s KYGO station after she falsely accused him of groping her backstage. Apparently, Mueller claims he "accidentally" touched her.

Despite that claim, there's a report that later the same night, Mueller ran into a co-worker and bragged that he'd grabbed Swift's butt during the photo.

Swift has not taken this lying down -- the superstar counter-sued Mueller for sexual assault and battery in October 2015.

On Friday, a judge ruled that a photograph from the incident would not be made public because if he were to release it, it might taint the jury pool. However, the judge denied Swift’s request to withhold other evidence from the public, including her July deposition.


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Drake Celebrates His 30th With Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, John Mayer And More ... But NOT With Rihanna!

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 11:30am PDT       By X17 Staff

When Drake turns 30, celebs come out of the woodwork to celebrate!

The rapper was feted by the likes of Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and John Mayer -- yes, ALL the exes were in the same room together! -- at an LA party Sunday night. Noticeably absent, however, was on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna!

About 150 of Drake's other friends were there, though, at h.wood group's Delilah, including Karlie Kloss and the Haim sisters. Sounds like TSwiz was Drizzy's party planner! Jamie Foxx, Zoe Kravitz and French Montana were also in attendance.

And the cutest thing EVER ... Drake's dad sang "Happy Birthday" to his son, with his mom standing by his side.


EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Kendall Jenner And Anwar Hadid Hang Out - Could KJ Be Dating Gigi And Bella's Brother?!

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 10:49am PDT       By X17 Staff

Hold up -- could Kendall Jenner be dating her BFFs' bro?!

Supermodel Kendall Jenner -- who's 20 -- was hanging with Anwar Hadid -- who's 17! -- on Sunday, along with some other pals, including Tyler the Creator, at Barnes and Noble in Calabasas. No doubt, they were all stocking up on Shakespeare and Proust, enjoying their lollipops and looking forward to the book club reading they were about to do back at Kendall's crib ...

Anyway -- so Gigi and Bella's younger brother Anwar is also a model, a hottie and cool enough to hang with Kendall and her pals ... and maybe cool enough to date the "it" girl? We think so!

How did this random group end up together? Do you think Tyler the Creator sent a mass text and was like, "Hey, y'all -- who wants to go to Barnes & Noble on this beautiful Sunday afternoon?"

However this motley crew got together, it seems like there could definitely be something going on between Kendall and Anwar: Exhibit A -- if you notice in our photos, Anwar is carrying Kendall's keys (the pink pompom is hard to miss) and people let boyfriends (not friends) drive their cars. Exhibit B: we spied Kendall's Instagram from a few weeks back where she claimed "dibs" on Anwar. HELLO, THIS IS HAPPENING.


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People Who Are Pissed About Amy Schumer Doing A Parody (Tribute!) To Beyonce's "Formation" Are Just Plain Dumb

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 10:40am PDT       By X17 Staff

Amy Schumer's back at it again! And this time, Beyonce appears to be her target ... or is Queen Bey really a target?

So the hilarious comedienne did this parody of Bey's "Formation" video with some unlikely partners like Goldie Hawn and John Cusack -- who happen to be her co-stars in the upcoming film Mother/Daughter. And now, apparently the internet is up in arms over the "parody" and we're just gonna call BS on that. Seriously, people? You fell for Bey and Jay's "Lemonade" scandal and Becky with the good hair and now you're gonna think that Schumer's "Formation" joke is a joke Bey and Jay aren't in on? Seriously? It's on Tidal, dumbasses!

Schumer tweeted about the video writing: "When on an island with @goldiehawn @iamwandasykes & Joan Cusack… you listen to @beyonce and get in formation." And then tons of people reacted with Tweets like: "I quit life" and "I'm definitely about to blow chunks" and the hashtag #AmySchumerGottaGoParty started trending -- which is a somewhat illiterate and non-sensical way of saying the comedienne has to go and we're gonna have a party to send the bitch off.

Oh, gawd -- people can't see beyond blatant PR tricks. You fell for it and now it's trending!


Jessica Simpson Isn't Too Busy To Show Off Her Plump Pout And Strike A Pose At LAX

Posted on Mon Oct 24th, 2016 9:57am PDT       By X17 Staff

Jessica Simpson knows how to work it!

The singer with the plumped-up pout strutted her stuff when she and her husband Eric Johnson arrived at LAX to jet out of town on Saturday.

Jessica, who had on some huge sunglasses, wore her hair in cascading waves and highlighted that perky kisser of hers with pink lip gloss. The bubbly star was clearly in a dark and stormy mood with her all-black ensemble, consisting of tight black pants, leather jacket, sky high boots and a very large black leather tote.

Her husband of two years was being oh-so-chivarlous, holding out his hand to his lady love as they exited their black SUV. We asked Jessica if she was pregnant while the twosome made their way through the airport -- the blonde responded, "Good Lord, no!" We guess they aren't adding to their blonde brood any time soon!

The couple appeared to be traveling without their two children, son Ace, three, and daughter Maxwell, four -- although the family of four was flying high aboard a private jet last week. Jessica posted a photo of the gorgeous quartet on Insta. Too cute!


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