Celebrity roundup

Kanye goes one on one with Kris Jenner

 

It was bound to happen. Kanye West gave his first television interview in three years to his almost mother in law. West sat down with Kris Jenner on her talk show (since it doesn’t air in Miami, catch the full episode on YouTube Friday, the same day her six-week trial summer run ends). The two chatted about (naturally) Kim Kardashian, baby North and the rapper’s interesting career.

West’s last TV interview didn’t go so hot on Today. He grew agitated when Matt Lauer asked about the whole “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” thing and showed a clip of his famed Taylor Swift diss at the 2009 VMAs.

Sign tragedy

A convenience store clerk was critically injured trying to stop the theft of two signs featuring images of actor David Hasselhoff. The Baywatch and Knight Rider star is featured on the signs advertising iced coffee and keep getting stolen. Connecticut authorities say a clerk at a Cumberland Farms in Shelton saw a man put the signs into an SUV shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. The worker was struck and dragged and landed on his head.

Dramatic rescue

Dick Van Dyke is fine enough to joke after being pulled from his burning car on a L.A. freeway. California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez said he was not treated or cited at the scene. The comedian, 87, later Tweeted a pic of the burned out vehicle: “Used Jag for sale REAL CHEAP!!” Wife Arlene Van Dyke, 41, Tweeted her relief.

The lonely guy

Thomas Gibson wasn’t cheating when sending a semi sexy selfie video to a woman he thought was a porn star. Sources close to the couple tell TMZ that the Criminal Minds star is estranged from his wife and they live together for the sake of their three kids. A fan Gibson met on Twitter baited him into an online relationship, the site reports. Once he found he was being duped, the actor’s lawyers sent the woman a letter demanding that she stop all contact.

House mystery

The contractor found dead from a gunshot wound inside a $5.6 million SoFla home owned by Olivia Newton-John and her husband had still not been identified by Tuesday. Jupiter police Sgt. Scott Pascarella said the victim is a 42-year-old man who didn’t live there and wasn’t related to them, nor were they in town.

Initial media reports listed the death as a suicide, but Pascarella said it’s classified as a death investigation. The Palm Beach Post reports construction was being done on the home; Rosie O’Donnell is reportedly under contract to buy it.

A rep for the Aussie singer/actress, 64, told Entertainment Tonight in a statement: “Olivia and her husband John [Easterling] are in shock over the tragic event.”

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