It was unclear Thursday whether Sons of Anarchy actor Johnny Lewis fell or jumped to his death after apparently killing his 81-year-old landlady at a hillside home near Hollywood, police said.
Lewis’ body was found in the driveway of the Los Feliz home Wednesday morning after neighbors reported hearing a woman screaming in the home. Neighbors told officers that a man had jumped a fence, assaulted a painter and homeowner next door and jumped back. Smith said that at some point, Lewis jumped or fell from the home’s roof, garage or patio. Law enforcement sources told TMZ they believe Lewis — who exhibited superhuman strength — was on some kind of drugs. The 28-year-old — who dated Katy Perry in 2006 — had recently left rehab.
So much for that
Chris Brown and Nicole Scherzinger want to set the record straight. They were not kissing Tuesday night, though judging by video obtained by TMZ, it may have looked that way. The music star was caught on camera at the Supperclub in Hollywood, looking to be leaning into Scherzinger’s face. But their respective reps both denied the two performers are an item. Brown is still dating model Karrueche Tran, Scherzinger is supposedly with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. Meanwhile, a judge this week ordered a further review of Brown’s community service and travel to determine whether the singer has violated the terms of his probation for the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna. He had a positive marijuana result during a random drug screening.
Sad days for Happy Days star Erin Moran: The National Enquirer reports that the 51-year-old actress and her husband Steve Fleishchmann are basically homeless, having been kicked out of the trailer home the couple had been living in. It belongs to Moran’s mother-in-law who tired of the couple’s partying. In June the pair lost their California home to foreclosure. Moran hopefully hasn’t run through all her CBS settlement money (rumored to be $65,000). Moran, as well as a few other Happy Days co-stars, won a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the network that claimed they hadn’t been paid for merchandising revenues.
Gene Simmons’ daughter is moving up in the world — on her own, making it through The X Factor auditions Wednesday night with her throaty rendition of Make You Feel My Love. Was it staged? Seems so, but Sophie, whose mother is Shannon Tweed, seemed genuinely happy when she made the cut. If only she hadn’t called judge Britney Spears “ma’am.” Cringe!
In other parental news , Reese Witherspoon has given birth to a son, naming him after a place close to her heart: Tennessee. The Oscar winner, 36, lived in Tennessee as a kid. Tenn is her first child with Jim Toth.