Celebrity roundup

Lamar Odom melts down

 

Street fight! Even calm NBA players have their breaking points.

Lamar Odom freaked on paparazzi who had the nerve to inquire about cheating rumors in Los Angeles Wednesday. But he didn’t get physical with anyone, just inanimate objects like cameras and tripods.

In a video of the incident, posted all over the tabloid-y sites, Odom can be seen opening the door of a shutterbug’s car and tossing his gear onto the street. Odom then takes the items and puts them into the trunk of his own car. He also smashed another paparazzo’s car with a metal bar, TMZ reported.

Wife Khloe Kardashian duly Tweeted a few choice words.

Brandi’s night out

Can’t a Real Housewife have a little fun? Brandi Glanville reminded the world that having a few too many isn’t such a biggie. The Beverly Hills bachelorette (who wrote the book Drinking and Tweeting And Other Brandi Blunders), was seen looking sloppy at a Hollywood hot spot earlier this week with her dress slipping into precarious territory, exposing her breast and rear end. “I got drunk with my gays its not murder,” she admitted, adding it wasn’t her fault. “Everyone kept sending us drinks. I was being polite.”

Brave face

Another Housewife has actual problems that don’t involve wardrobe malfunctions and alcohol. Jacqueline Laurita of the New Jersey franchise told Life & Style her autistic son’s progress has been slow. “We don’t know what the future holds for Nicholas, but we will make sure that we give him all the tools he needs now to make his life easier.” The mother of three shared that the 4-year-old says yes and no but “if you ask him a question, he can’t answer you yet.”

Power couple

First comes pregnancy, then comes marriage. Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are planning to wed this weekend, a source confirms to People. They boarded a flight to Paris Tuesday with Berry’s daughter. Berry, 46, and Martinez, 47, are expecting their first child together in early fall.

Surprise visitor

Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln got a shock Wednesday when they saw Matt Damon strolling around campus. He was there for his nephew, attending New Student Enrollment Day. Damon told Lincoln station KLKN that he stocked up on Nebraska Cornhusker gear for his kids.

Male Bonding

Why fix it if it ain’t broken? Sam Mendes is coming back to direct another James Bond film with Daniel Craig. The British director had said earlier that Skyfall would be his lone entry in the 007 canon, but there may have been too much cashola to turn down.

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Tim Gunn attends the 13th annual New York Restoration Project Annual Spring Picnic at General Grant National Memorial on May 29, 2014 in New York City.

    Celebrity birthdays on July 29

    Actor Professor Irwin Corey (“Car Wash”) is 100! Actor Robert Horton (“Wagon Train”) is 90. Actor David Warner (“Titanic”) is 73. Singer-bassist Geddy Lee of Rush is 61. Filmmaker Ken Burns is 61. TV personality Tim Gunn is 61. Singer Patti Scialfa with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 61. Country singer Martina McBride is 48. Actor Wil Wheaton is 42. Actor Stephen Dorff is 41. Actor Josh Radnor is 40.

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Michael Franit

    In concert

    Michael Franti & Spearhead bring Soulshine Tour to Boca Raton

    Usually, when lead singers of rock bands shout to the crowd “Are you feeling good?!” they don’t mean it in a holistic or spiritual way. But that might change at the Soulshine Tour Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead, which hits Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Tuesday.

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Javier Mascherano of Argentina looks on during the National Anthem prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Scene in the Tropics

    Soccer stars spotted in Miami

    Argentine soccer star Javier Mascherano was seen with friends Friday at the Wynwood shop Toys for Boys, where they enjoyed a bottle of Dom Perignon while talking to the owners and browsing the luxe items. As far as we know they didn’t buy anything.

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