Flood at David Copperfield’s house; Dolce & Gabbana controversy rages on


The water in magician David Copperfield’s rooftop pool vanished — and flooded his penthouse apartment as well as multiple floors of his New York City apartment building on East 57th Street.

Copperfield’s attorney told the New York Post that a malfunctioning pump was to blame for the March 8 incident. He said the entire pool drained through Copperfield’s four-story apartment and others underneath it, soaking walls and floors.

Copperfield was performing in Las Vegas at the time.

He said the pool would be refilled after steps are taken to make sure a similar mishap didn’t happen again.

Boycott widens

Ellen DeGeneres has joined Elton John's boycott of Dolce & Gabbana and says their remarks about same-sex parenting and what was dubbed "synthetic children" were "ignorant."

She and wife Portia de Rossi addressed the issue with E! News at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had made their remarks to an Italian magazine earlier this month, expressing their disapproval of "synthetic children" conceived via artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.