'Modern Family' star Ariel Winter's mom denies allegations of abuse
Today’s custody of the pop-culture roundup finds disturbing allegations, Rihanna and the cat walk, Han Solo mulling a return, Lady Gaga stripping down, other stuff, and the mystery music video.
A DENIAL: Of a serious, sad situation per People, “The mother of 14-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter denied Wednesday allegations she abused her daughter, who has a restraining order against her mom and has moved out of the house. "It's all untrue, it's all untrue," Chris Workman tells PEOPLE.” http://bit.ly/PYemPV
HOLDING HER OWN: And then some, per the Daily Mail, “With a host of the world's most beautiful women stalking around in their underwear it was always going to be hard to stand out. But not only is she one of the biggest pop stars in the world, but Rihanna proved on Wednesday night that she also owns the runway. The 24-year-old beauty strutted herself at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and held her own against their genetically blessed Angels.” http://bit.ly/RGsU55
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH HIM: In life or in death, per Entertainment Weekly, “Harrison Ford is open to the idea of bringing Han Solo back to life on the silver screen in 2015, according to sources close to the just-announced Star Wars sequel, but don’t be surprised if his contract includes a mandatory death scene for the sly old space smuggler. “Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are,” said one highly placed source, referring to Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, the trio that made a hyper-speed jump to global fame on May 25, 1977, the opening night for George Lucas’s original Star Wars film.” http://bit.ly/YyMWRy
A RISQUE SHOW: However briefly, per Us Weekly, “Lady Gaga gave her Little Monsters quite a show in Rio de Janeiro! The 26-year-old "Born This Way" singer stepped out on her hotel balcony Wednesday, Nov. 7 wearing nothing but black underwear. However, the singer did conceal her breasts by carrying a strategically-placed melon and holding a striped towel.” http://usm.ag/SNNDUj
BOND, JAMES BOND: He’s back, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Sam Mendes' Skyfall -- returning Daniel Craig to the role of 007 for a third time -- should cross $70 million in its domestic debut this weekend, besting the $67.5 million debut of Quantum of Solace in mid-November 2008.” http://bit.ly/UlNMRO
JON STEWART: Gift-wrapped material, per Deadline, “Karl Rove’s Election Night dispute with Fox News’ statisticians after they projected that Ohio would go for President Obama was tailor-made for Jon Stewart. The Daily Show host gleefully says the reporting and disappointed commentary that followed Obama’s victory “will, unlike us, live forever.” http://bit.ly/PGEn4G
MEANWHILE: Rove wasn’t alone, per E!, “Donald Trump called for revolution. Victoria Jackson wept. Fox News' Karl Rove begged to differ with, well, Fox News. Here's a rundown of Election Day's five biggest meltdowns, in ascending order, from rumblings of discontent to a volcanic eruption so great not even the former star of Ugly Betty was left untouched.” http://eonli.ne/SO5XwD
ADAM LAMBERT: Well, he is something of a diva, per the AP, “"VH1 Divas" will be getting some testosterone this year: Adam Lambert is joining in. Lambert will host and perform at the Dec. 16 event. Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks and Ciara will also hit the stage at the special honoring dance music and its current and classic divas.” http://apne.ws/S0Gqgs
POTUS’ DAUGHTERS: Style details, per People, “Joining her parents on stage prior to President Barack Obama‘s re-election acceptance speech Tuesday in Chicago, 11-year-old daughter Sasha looked primed to follow in her stylish mom’s footsteps in a gray cardigan, layered necklaces and a Zara bow accented top, paired with an emerald print skirt by American designer Chris Benz and matching J.Crew flats. Older sister Malia appeared equally celebratory in a scoopneck black top, a hot pink Zara belt, an ASOS peacock blue circle skirt and J.Crew black flats befitting her 14 years.” http://bit.ly/Z2p9sz
HUH?: This is weird, per TMZ, “Jermaine Jackson has filed a request to legally CHANGE his last name ... trading out "Jackson" for "Jacksun" ... TMZ has learned. Jermaine filed a petition for a change of name with L.A. County Superior Court yesterday asking for the change in nomenclature. In the docs, Jermaine says he wants to make the change for "artistic reasons" ... but he does not give any further details about the move.” http://tmz.me/RJtNIn
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/PD8RF8
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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