Entertainment, News

‘Game of Thrones’ author wants to kill you

“Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin is offering just that chance to help raise money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and the Food Depot in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Fans who visit his page on celebrity fundraising site Prizeo can make a donation and be entered to win a trip for two to New Mexico where they’ll ride a helicopter tour the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary with Martin.

Donation levels range from $10 to $20,000 and the larger to gift the more opportunity there is to receive goodies. For example, $100 gets a donor a campaign T-shirt and a thank you video. $4,500 could yield a script of the first ever episode signed by the cast and crew and $7,500 snags a pair of tickets to the Season 5 premiere of the “Game of Thrones” television series.

But the biggest prize goes to the first fans with deep pockets to ante up.

For $20,000, one male and one female character will be named after the donor in a future novel with the author promising the character will “certainly meet a grisly death.”

If you have read his books or watched the show, you know he means it.

Entertainment, News

Actor Tracy Morgan in intensive care

Morgan’s condition was not expected to change Saturday, publicist Lewis Kay said. “His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care.”

The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and “30 Rock” star was riding in a limo bus when the accident occurred in Mercer County, said Sgt. Gregory Williams of New Jersey State Police.

The limo bus overturned at the New Jersey Turnpike in Robbinsville, he said.

“The limo bus is the only vehicle that overturned,” Williams said. “Looks like one of the tractor-trailers may have rear-ended that limo bus, but that’s preliminary at this time.”

Williams said he does not believe alcohol played a role in the accident, but that is under investigation.

In addition to the bus, the wreck involved two tractor-trailers and an SUV, he said.

“Shocked to wake up and read that @RealTracyMorgan is injured. Love to Tracy and wishing him strength,” former SNL cast member Rachel Dratch said via Twitter.

One person was killed and seven others hospitalized with injuries, authorities said.

Police identified the man who was killed as James McNair, 63, of Peekskill, New York. McNair was a passenger in the limo bus

Entertainment, News

Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart Split After Two and a Half Years Together

Looks like Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart’s “luh” story is over. The “I Luh Ya Papi” singer and her backup dancer-turned-choreographer beau have split after two and a half years of dating, a source close to Lopez confirms to Us Weekly.

“It has actually been an amicable process that started a few months ago,” the J.Lo insider says. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but they decided to stay friends…Their relationship couldn’t work with the distance. He started trying to establish his own life and career, and she is so focused on hers, and they just couldn’t be all about each other anymore.”

The source adds that Lopez is “doing fine.” It helps, the insider says, that “she’s so focused on promoting the album. They are both in a good place now.”

Lopez, 44, and Smart, 27, were first linked as a couple back in November 2011, just four months after the American Idol judge split from her third ex-husband, Marc Anthony, with whom she shares twins Max and Emme, 6. Since then, Smart has been a fixture at the star’s side, accompanying her to tapings and red carpets all over the world, and on family vacations with her kids.

Speaking about their relationship in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in January 2013, Lopez gushed that her much younger beau was her best friend. “I can tell him everything, when I’m feeling down, when I’m feeling good,” she shared. “He gives moral support, endless love and support.”

In recent weeks, however, the duo faced rumors that Smart had cheated on Lopez with a transgender model he reportedly met online. Gossip site The Dirty claimed to have evidence that he had been exchanging photos and messages with the model via Instagram. There were rumors about a second transgender model, too. A source close to the couple told Us Weekly, however, that the story was “100 percent not true.”

“The scandal had nothing to do with it,” the first insider tells Us. “He insists none of that is true and she believes him.”

In any case, Lopez isn’t likely to stay single for long. In an interview earlier this year, the singer-actress admitted she’s “one of those people who does not like to be alone.” She also said that despite the problems she’s faced in her romantic life, she hasn’t ruled out the possibility of walking down the aisle a fourth time. (Prior to Anthony, she was wed to Cris Judd and Ojani Noa; she was also engaged to Ben Affleck.)

“I always believed in that institution,” she explained during a panel for American Idol. “My parents were married for a very long time, for 35 years. I believe in it…I’ve had my challenges, but at the same time, I believe in love. That’s the main thing.”


This Dad Pummeled An 11-Year-Old Kid For Bullying His 9-Year-Old Autistic Son

A furious father escorted his 9-year-old autistic son onto a school bus late last week and proceeded to beat up an 11-year-old kid who had allegedly been bullying the boy.

The incident occurred on Friday morning in the Bay Area suburb of Richmond, Calif., reports CBS San Francisco.

Police say the assailant, Burnis Hurd got on the bus with his son. Then, his son identified the boy who had been bullying him.

“The father grabbed the 11-year old by the hair, pulled hard and raised the child out of his seat, then shoved him on the side of the bus where the window meets the wall,” Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan told CBS San Francisco.

Police say Hurd, 44, also warned that he would kill the 11-year-old boy and also threatened some other kids on the bus for good measure.

The melee was not captured on videotape and the bus driver didn’t get involved. In fact, the bus driver never even bothered to report the incident. Instead, the 11-year-old kid informed the principal at Wilson Elementary School in Richmond, where both children are enrolled in a special education program.

The alleged bully ended up with a cheek abrasion and a gashed earlobe.

Hurd ended up in jail. He has been charged with child abuse and bodily injury to a child. As on Monday, he remained in jail pending a $50,000 bond.

The 11-year-old boy’s aunt and guardian, Shanika Moses, said she wants the mad dad “prosecuted to the fullest,” according to CBS.

Hurd might have fared infinitesimally better several hours down the road in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson City, where the city council narrowly rejected an ordinance that would have made bullying by children as young as 5-years-old a crime punishable by misdemeanor charges and fines of $100.

The ordinance, which went down by a single vote, would have prohibited everyone over the age of five from making another person feel “terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested.”

Entertainment, News

Chris Brown: ‘The Community Service Isn’t a Problem Anymore’

Chris Brown has apparently had an attitude adjustment.

After an L.A. judge ordered him on August 16 to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community service, Brown didn’t take the news very well — to say the least. Last Thursday, he went on a Twitter tirade: “N–ga done 6 months community service wit police and the DA racist ass crying to the judge that I didn’t do it. F–k the SYSTEM!”

On Monday, four days after his angry posts, 24-year-old Brown had a more mature reaction to the matter.

“I’m truly happy to have my fans and life. Even wit the bs,” the “Turn Up the Music” singer wrote. “Can’t make a leader.. They have to be chosen by the people. #iju love ….”

He added, “The community service isn’t a problem anymore. Ill do what ever duty I need too to fulfill my requirements as a man and a leader.”

Either Breezy had a chat with his publicist, or he came up with that statement while in a particularly blissful state …

Brown would be wise to remain relaxed, as he’ll be spending the foreseeable future cleaning up highways and beaches, removing graffiti (which he happens to appreciate), and other unfortunate tasks supervised by L.A. County officials.

The singer was initially ordered to do community service after he pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2009. Although he claimed he’d fulfilled his punishment in his native Virginia, the district attorney earlier this year accused Brown of lying about the work and submitting false community service records.

Entertainment, News

Rihanna Flaunts Bling in Barbados

Rihanna went big back at home in Barbados for the annual Crop Over Festival. While there, Instagram’s BadGalRiri gave us a taste of carnival culture and an up-close look at her white hot, eye-catching costume. –By Erin Kim

Pop-star extraordinaire Rihanna isn’t shy when it comes to sharing selfies on Instagram. When she visited her native Barbados for the Crop Over festival, the equivalent of the country’s Carnival, she didn’t leave out any details of her festivities. “#CROPOVER2013” -@badgalriri

Entertainment, News

Kaley Cuoco Gets Pixie Haircut, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Coordinate Outfits at Prague Wedding

This weekend Kaley Cuoco made a dramatic transformation when she debuted her new pixie cut on Instagram. Plus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stepped out in Prague to attend his stylist’s wedding in matching outfits! See the top stories:

The full Pan? After lopping off her locks into an angular bob in late April, Kaley Cuoco officially cut off her hair into a daring pixie cut on Saturday, May 31. 

They’ve done it again! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West decided to wear matching white outfits as they headed to a friend’s wedding during their honeymoon in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday, May 31.

Kylie, is that you? The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner, posted a racy photo on Instagram on June 1, showing off some major skin in a black bikini. 

Marriage looks good on Kimye! A week after their mega wedding in Florence, Italy, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West looked blissfully happy at the wedding of West’s stylist Renelou Padora on Saturday, May 31. 

Might as well! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took some time out of their own honeymoon to attend a friend’s co-bachelor party in Prague, Czech Republic on Friday, May 30, a source tells Us Weekly. But first, the couple dropped a few thousand dollars while doing a little shopping.