Sharon Stone doesn't seem like a very good boss.

At least she doesn't in a lawsuit filed by her former maid Angelica Castillo, who claims Stone verbally assaulted her and fired her for refusing to load groceries in Stone's car.

Castillo said this didn't sit well with Stone. According to her suit, when Castillo resisted heavy lifting because of the pain, Stone called her "crazy" and "stupid" and ultimately fired her.

Well, she should look on the bright side: At least Stone didn't go after her with an ice pick.

This isn't Stone's first but of trouble with the help. TMZ said she was sued in May by a former nanny, who said Stone berated her for her religion and fired her. The Filipino nanny also alleged Sharon ordered her not to speak to her kids because she did not want them to "talk like you."

Castillo wants unspecified damages.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE DISSES KANYE WEST: Justin Timberlake likely dissed Kanye West on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend.

Oh ... it's on now. West Coast versus East Coast. Tupac versus Biggie. Suge versus Puffy. Giants versus Dodgers. Corleones versus Barzinis. Dogs versus cats ... .

Sorry.

Our story began last month during a show in London, where West went on a freestyle rant and brought up Timberlake's collaboration with Jay-Z on "Suit & Tie," saying, "I got love for Hov, but I ain't (expletive)' with that 'Suit & Tie.'" West might be feeling a bit jealous, as he and Jay-Z famously teamed up on the "Watch the Throne" album and tour.


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While performing on "SNL" on Saturday, Timberlake appeared to subtly respond to West's rant by switching up his lyrics a bit, according to TMZ. While performing "Suit & Tie," Timberlake changed the lyric "(Expletive) so sick got a hit and picked up a habit" to "My hit's so sick got rappers acting dramatic."

Later, Jay-Z came out to join him on "Suit & Tie." For his second song, Timberlake performed "Mirrors," off his "20/20 Project" album, due out March 19.

West's shot at Timberlake came after the onetime N' Sync singer and Jay-Z performed at the Grammys and announced their 12-date Legends of the Summer tour. West didn't make an appearance at the Grammys, saying during his rant, "The Grammys can suck my (expletive)."

Sounds like someone wants his BFF back.

JUSTIN BIEBER CANCELS SHOW IN PORTUGAL: Justin Bieber might not be so big in Portugal.

The Beebs canceled his Tuesday show because of "soft" ticket sales. Sources connected to Justin supposedly told TMZ it was a "business decision." About 60 percent of the tickets were sold, which I guess aren't enough to buy Bieber more ab-rolling machines and cars to smash up.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber was forced to cancel the second operation, in Portugal, on 12 March," the Portuguese promoter Everything is New posted on its website, according to E! News. "The Canadian singer is eager to play for the Portuguese fans on 11 March." The message also promised a refund to fans who had purchased tickets for the concert.

The cancellation comes after a bad week for Bieber. Fans got all over him for starting a London show two hours late. Then he collapsed on stage the next night. The next morning he tangled with a photographer, screaming threats at him, video of which quickly made the rounds on the Internet.

VINCE NEIL TAKEN TO HOSPITAL: Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil became ill Monday during a show in Australia and was rushed to the hospital.

His bandmates said Neil, 52, is dealing with kidney stones.

Kidney stones? That's not very rock.

Bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Mick Mars took to Twitter to apologize to fans. Motley Crue is touring Australia with fellow veteran rockers Kiss and Thin Lizzy. The group was playing a second gig at Sydney's Allphones Arena when Neil started experiencing pain.

LIAM HEMSWORTH AND MILEY CYRUS TAKING A BREAK: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are taking a break from each other, according to People.com.

I imagine that break actually started right around the time Hemsworth started playing tonsil hockey with January Jones on Oscar night.

Nevertheless, Hemsworth has gone back to his native Australia for a while, the magazine said.

This is where I don't speculate whether he called ahead so they'd put a shrimp on the barby for him.

"Liam did fly home (to Australia on March 1) so they could have a break," a source said, adding that Hemsworth has been spending time with his brother Chris, with whom he is very close.

Cyrus was spotted out and about last week without her engagement ring. She also said on Twitter she was taking a break from social media. Which makes sense when everyone is on social media is talking about how your fiance is cheating on you.

"Miley is crazy about Liam, but sometimes doesn't treat him great," the source said. "She likes things her way and tends to play games. Liam is also a strong person and that's why they often butt heads."

I'm sure these two kids will patch it up, get married and live happily ever after for the rest of their lives. No, really ... .

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MARCH 12 IN HISTORY

Tuesday is March 12, the 71st day of 2013. There are 294 days left in the year.

1664: England's King Charles II granted an area of land in present-day North America known as New Netherland to his brother James, the Duke of York.

1864: Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to the rank of general-in-chief of the Union armies in the Civil War by President Abraham Lincoln.

1912: The Girl Scouts of the USA had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides.

1913: Canberra was officially designated the future capital of Australia.

1923: Inventor Lee De Forest publicly demonstrated his sound-on-movie-film system, called "Phonofilm," in New York.

1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio addresses that came to be known as "fireside chats," telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation's economic crisis.

1938: The Anschluss merging Austria with Nazi Germany took place as German forces crossed the border between the two countries.

1943: Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" had its world premiere with Eugene Goossens conducting the Cincinnati Symphomy.

1951: "Dennis the Menace," created by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, made its syndicated debut in 16 newspapers.

1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, but Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota placed a strong second. The African island of Mauritius became independent of British rule. (On this date in 1992, Mauritius became a republic.)

1980: A Chicago jury found John Wayne Gacy Jr. guilty of the murders of 33 men and boys. (The next day, Gacy was sentenced to death; he was executed in May 1994.)

1993: Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female U.S. attorney general. A three-day blizzard that came to be known as "The Storm of the Century" began inundating the eastern third of the U.S. A series of bombings in Mumbai, India, killed 257 people (the explosions were allegedly masterminded by India's most wanted man, Dawood Ibrahim).

2003: Elizabeth Smart, the 15-year-old girl who'd vanished from her bedroom nine months earlier, was found alive in a Salt Lake City suburb with two drifters, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee, who are serving prison terms for kidnapping her. Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic was assassinated.

2008: New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned two days after reports had surfaced that he was a client of a prostitution ring. Former Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, a liberal Ohio Democrat who challenged big business, died near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at age 90. Space shuttle Endeavour docked with the international space station, kicking off almost two weeks of demanding construction work. Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, completing the 1,100-mile journey in just under 9½ days.

2012: A day after the weekend massacre of Afghan civilians allegedly carried out by a U.S. soldier, President Barack Obama called the episode "absolutely tragic and heartbreaking," while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called it "inexplicable." Greece implemented the biggest debt write-down in history, swapping the bulk of its privately-held bonds with new ones worth less than half their original value.

BIRTHDAYS

Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young (81), Al Jarreau (73), Actress-singer Liza Minnelli (67), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (66), singer-songwriter James Taylor (65), rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) (57), singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) (56), former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry (51), actor Aaron Eckhart (45), rock musician Graham Coxon (44).

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