GINGER JUICE : FRIDAY August 3, 2012
Rupert Sanders is still in line to direct "Snow White and the Huntsman 2", but his wife won't let him. A source says that they are trying to work their marriage out and one of the stipulations is that he never work with Kristen again. If that's all the "punishment" he receives for his infidelity, he's a really lucky man and better kiss the ground his wife walks on . . for ever.
Police and other emergency responders raced to Miley Cyrus' house Wednesday night after someone called 911 to report a HOME INVASION. They also said SHOTS may have been fired. Police set up a perimeter and even had a helicopter flying over the house. But they soon realized that nobody was home. So, someone pulled a prank called SWATTING, which is becoming pretty common. It's when someone tries to get a major police response by falsely reporting a serious crime. Obviously, whoever did it will be arrested and prosecuted if caught.
Ah, I've always wanted to go to New Orleans and now I have another reason. "In Touch Weekly" claims that Channing Tatum and a friend have purchased a New Orleans club called Saints and Sinners. And like "Magic Mike", they plan to run all-male revues out of the joint.
I can kind of see this being an issue but I doubt it's as serious as this. The "National Enquirer" claims Mariah Carey's $18 MILLION deal to judge "American Idol" is posing a serious threat to her marriage. Supposedly, her husband Nick Cannon is "furious" that Mariah is starring on a "direct competitor" to his show, "America's Got Talent".
Speaking of -- I haven't heard any new reports as to who else will judge the next season of American Idol. But Snoop says he'll do it. I would definitely watch then!!
Lil Wayne has announced that he's going to step away from rap for a little while . . . because he thinks we're all entitled to a break from him. He says, "I feel like the fans deserve a lil' NO Wayne. I've been everywhere. I've been out on everybody's song, I'm still on everybody's song, my artists are doing awesome. I believe the fans deserve some peace from me." Then he says, "I be on my skateboard in the meantime." His SKATEBOARD?? Okay . .
Wow -- the weirdness of the Jackson's didn't go away when Michael passed. This week, Michael's mother, Katherine filed papers to have her custody of his kids re-instated. And in those papers, she admitted she was basically TRICKED by her kids. She said she was originally supposed to travel by motor home to New Mexico to see her sons perform. But instead, they brought in a doctor who said it would be better if she flew. So she got on a plane . . . but it didn't take her to New Mexico. Instead, she found herself in Tucson, Arizona, where she was admitted to a spa due to supposed high blood pressure. Once she got there, her phone and iPad were taken and the TV and phone in her room were disconnected. When Katherine asked about her grandchildren, she was told they were fine. She had no idea they were looking for her, or that they'd filed a missing persons report. She said, "At the time, I trusted the people I was with to be honest with me. I was never informed that [anyone] was trying to reach me."
It's Day 9 of the "2012 Summer Olympics" - all day on NBC and its sister networks.