Monday March 30th
KIM KARDASHIAN KEEPS GETTING DENIED FROM SOHO HOUSE
Tim Geary, the former membership director of L.A.'s Soho House has revealed some of the big names who have not made the cut to join. He revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Kim Kardashian and other reality stars have been denied access to the private club. Tim said, "We denied access to every Real Housewife who applied. Kim Kardashian has unsuccessfully tried numerous times. Kobe Bryant showed up and chose not to join. We didn't let him up. There was debate over Britney Spears. Not sure how that played out. We tried not to give membership to people who would fuel paparazzi or bring press." Geary added, "The hardest memberships to deal with, though, were the headmistress of the school you want your kids to get into and the coaches of my sons' baseball and soccer teams."
PRINCE HARRY ATTENDS HIS EX'S SHOW
Prince Harry showed some love to his ex, Cressida Bonas, by attending a performance of the play she is acting in. The royal attended opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest last Wednesday (March 25th) but sources say people shouldn't read too much into it. One insider told Us Weekly, "They're not back together or getting back together. Him going to the Importance of Being Earnest was him supporting someone who has been an important part of his life. They both still talk and support each other's work." Harry and Cressida split up last September.
SAM WORTHINGTON WELCOMES FIRST CHILD
Sam Worthington is a dad for the first time. His wife, Lara Bingle, gave birth to a baby boy last week. It is unclear what they named him. Lara's pregnancy was first reported back in September.
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ LOVES CAVIAR
Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez has an expensive taste for caviar. Sources say she has been known to hit up restaurants in L.A. where she supposedly pays up to $700 to feed her craving. According to Us Weekly, Michelle often dines alone and asks to be seated in a back corner to while she enjoys her favorite food.
'SNL' CAST MEMBER ACCUSES NATASHA LEGGERO OF STEALING HIS JOKE
Comedian Natasha Leggero appeared on @Midnight on Friday (March 27th) where she made a joke that ripped off something Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson said during Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber. Pete joked during the roast that Jeff Ross looks like someone microwaved Seth Rogen. Natasha's joke on @Midnight was "Jeff Ross looks like someone put a butter sculpture of Mr. Clean in the microwave." Pete tweeted on Sunday (March 29th,) ".@natashaleggero how the f**k u gonna do a joke on @midnight that I did on the Bieber roast that we were on together?" Natasha responded by writing, "@petedavidson @midnight OMG so sorry I would never intentionally steal your joke- we had similar jokes and I forgot about yours." He wrote back, ".@natashaleggero it's all good. I believe it was unintentional. Just passionate about the jokes cause we all worked so hard on it."
Friday March 27th
KATE HUDSON WILL KEEP MAKING WINE WITH MATT BELLAMY
Kate Hudson is staying in the wine business with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy despite their breakup last year. She discussed their business venture, Hudson Bellamy Wines, with Wine Enthusiast magazine saying, "We're family for the rest of our lives, we have a beautiful baby and we love making wine. We'll continue doing it." Kate added, "What's very different from making movies is that everything in wine is connected to nature. Your grapes can only be as good as your year. That is one of the things that make it very special and incredibly unique. You are at the mercy of your crop, and I love that." The former couple started the company back in 2011.
BEN STILLER NEVER SQUASHED HIS BEEF WITH JOAN RIVERS BEFORE HER DEATH
Ben Stiller and Joan Rivers never made peace before her death last summer. Joan bashed him in her 2010 documentary by calling him an "arrogant, lucky guy." Ben discussed their beef in a radio interview on Thursday (March 26th) saying, "She had a thing about it. She didn't like me. She was great. I feel bad that we never got to work that out. It is sad. My parents were really friends with her and spent a lot of time and worked together with her, and she had an amazing career."
KIM KARDASHIAN GOES BACK TO BRUNETTE
Kim Kardashian appears to have gotten rid of her blonde hair. She was spotted out and about with North West on Thursday (March 26th) rocking the darker locks again. Kim dyed her hair during Paris Fashion Week earlier this month and was accused of ripping off a popular Serbian singer's style with the look.
SHAILENE WOODLEY EATS INSECTS
Shailene Woodley has previously sung the praises of eating clay and bone broth soup but she also enjoys insects every once in a while. She reveals in the new issue of Nylon magazine, "I've eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we'll see what happens." Shailene also urges people to be more environmentally conscious saying, "Everyone could and should do a lot for the planet. I think you should find one small thing that works for you and dedicate and commit to that one thing every single day. When you leave the house just unplug your toaster, coffee machine, your TV, which doesn’t need to be on all day. Don't ask for a straw in a restaurant. Make it a goal not to drink out of plastic as much as possible. Turn the shower off when you're washing your body and don't waste the water. There are a lot of small things out there, you just find the one that works for you."
GILLIAN ANDERSON IS OPEN TO ANOTHER GAY RELATIONSHIP
X-Files star Gillian Anderson is ready to find love again and doesn't mind if it's with a man of a woman. She revealed to UK's Telegraph, " To me a relationship is about loving another human being; their gender is irrelevant." Gillian continued, "I'm so lucky to have such great work. I've got a fantastic life, I have a wonderful relationship with my kids, and there's nothing lacking, but I'm leaning towards the idea that it's time for somebody to be brave enough to ask me out."
Thursday March 26th
AMANDA SEYFRIED DOESN'T LIKE PEOPLE WHO OVERUSE INSTAGRAM
Amanda Seyfried has active social media accounts but she doesn't agree with people who tend to over-post -- specifically on Instagram. She explained to Us Weekly, "Younger people spend the entire day on Instagram, and they also take pictures of themselves and post them all the time with a veiled brag. It's sad." The While We're Young star also admitted that she enjoys Taylor Swift's account because "she seems pretty honest."
J.K. ROWLING RESPONDS TO FAN QUESTION ABOUT DUMBLEDORE'S SEXUALITY
J.K. Rowling stands by her decision to out Dumbledore as gay after the release of the last Harry Potter book. A fan tweeted to her on Tuesday (March 24th) writing, "Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter. I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can't see him in that way." The author responded, "Maybe because gay people just look like...people?" J.K. also addressed the question on Thursday (March 25th) by defending the fan after her question was widely reported to be homophobic. Rowling wrote, "A minority of people are rushing to judgement without the facts, so here they are: @anakocovic21 did NOT ask an offensive question!"
NATE BERKUS WELCOMES DAUGHTER WITH PARTNER JEREMIAH BRENT
Reality star and interior designer Nate Berkus is a dad. The 43-year-old has welcomed a daughter with partner Jeremiah Brent through a surrogate. He wrote on Facebook on Thursday (March 25th,) "Jeremiah & I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, born via surrogate on March 23, 2015. We are so excited to finally be a family of 3! As anyone with a newborn knows, we have our work cut out for us but couldn't be happier to be embarking on this life changing journey that is parenthood. Thank you all for your well wishes and support." Nate and Jeremiah married back in May 2014.
JON HAMM IS DOING BETTER POST-REHAB
Jon Hamm is reportedly doing much better after completing his 30-day rehab treatment for alcoholism. A source revealed to E! News, "People around him have known for a while about his problem with alcohol. In the last few years, he has seemed sad." The insider added, "He's doing well now and appears to be much happier." His rep broke the news on Tuesday (March 24th) that he completed the program and that he and his longtime girlfriend are seeking privacy at the moment.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER GIVES SOME SIDE EYE TO TOM HANKS
Sarah Jessica Parker attended the New York Rangers game on Tuesday (March 24th) where she sat behind Tom Hanks and did not seem amused by his conversation. Video footage has gone viral showing the actress chewing gum and making a face at him while he chatted with his son, Chet Haze. Sarah was at the game with her son James.
Wednesday March 25th
RUSSELL CROWE ADMITS HE HAS FEELINGS FOR HIS EX
Russell Crowe recently admitted to The Sunday Times that he still has feeling for his ex, Danielle Spencer. He explained, "I've loved Danielle Spencer since 1989 -- that's never going to change -- and that's one of those things where I stare at her and go, 'How did it fail?' I still can't work it out, because my feelings for her have never changed." Russell and Danielle split in 2012 even though they are still legally married. They have two sons together.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR ENJOYS DATE NIGHT WITH FREDDIE PRINZE JR
Sarah Michelle Gellar still loves having date night with Freddie Prinze Jr. The actress shared a photo of the two enjoying a night out on Monday (March 23rd) and wrote, "Sometimes even parents need a #DateNight Up past ten pm #PartyAnimals Married almost 13 years and still enjoying each other's company." Sarah and Freddie married in 2002 in Mexico. They have a five-year-old daughter named Charlotte and a two-year-old son named Rocky.
JAIME KING REVEALS WHY TAYLOR SWIFT IS HER NEXT CHILD'S GODMOTHER
Jaime King has always wanted Taylor Swift as the godmother of her child. The actress explained the decision to Buzzfeed saying, "I always knew she was going to be the godmother if I had another baby. It's because she's incredibly thoughtful. Choosing a godmother is a very sacred and important thing in our family. They're going to be guiding your child, and they're responsible for them if something was to ever happen. We try and choose people who we know would raise our child the way that we would raise our child and her thoughtfulness, her kindness, her authenticity -- the way that she's generous with her family, with her friends, with her fans -- is so powerful to me." Jessica Alba and Topher Grace are the godparents to Jaime's firstborn son, James Knight.
JUSTIN BIEBER PARTIES AT 1OAK WITH LEONARDO DICAPRIO
Justin Bieber and Leo DiCaprio were both partying at 1Oak in L.A. over the weekend. There are conflicting reports as to whether they had an interaction but Bieber eventually left with his own crew and Leo left with a group of women. Leo was also hanging with Orlando Bloom back when he got into it with Bieber in Ibiza last summer.
MAX IRONS REACTS TO HIS FATHER'S HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS
Actor Max Irons appears on the cover of Out magazine's April issue where he discusses his father, Jeremy Irons, telling the Huffington Post back in 2013 that gay marriage might open the door to interfamilial unions. The 29-year-old explains, "I remember thinking, You don't know what you're talking about. You're thinking through a problem out loud. I know my father, and his views are similar to mine: As long as you don't harm anyone else, what you do and who you love are nobody's business. He has since clarified as far as I understand, and truth be told, if you pushed him to explain what he was talking about, I don't think he'd actually know."
Tuesday March 24th
VIN DIESEL NAMES DAUGHTER AFTER PAUL WALKER
Vin Diesel announced on the Today show that he and girlfriend Paloma Jimenez named their third child after the late Paul Walker. He said, "I named her Pauline. There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord. I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world." Vin announced Pauline's birth on Facebook on March 16th. He and Paloma are also parents to six-year-old daughter Hania Riley and four-year-old Vincent.
BELLA THORNE IS DATING PAMELA ANDERSON'S SON
The Duff star Bella Thorne is reportedly dating Pamela Anderson's son, Brandon Lee. A source told E! News, "They are seeing each other. But it's in early stages." Bella and Brandon have been documenting some of their date nights together on social media including a trip to Nobu on Saturday night (March 21st.) Bella was previously linked to Tristan Klier before they split last summer.
JUSTIN BIEBER'S PAL HIT WITH SIX FELONIES
Justin Bieber's buddy, Lil Twist, has been hit with six felonies for his fight with former Disney star Kyle Massey and his brother Chris last November. The L.A. County District Attorney is charging him with making criminal threats, burglary, grand theft, battery, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Kyle and his Chris allegedly kicked Twist out of their house but he later returned and attacked Chris with brass knuckles, pantsed him, and then stole his wallet and cell phone. The 22-year-old aspiring rapper is facing up to 25 years in jail if convicted.
BETHENNY FRANKEL DISCUSSES THE END OF HER MARRIAGE
Bethenny Frankel appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Sunday (March 22nd) where she opened up about the end of her marriage to Jason Hoppy. Bethenny said, "I think people should be in relationships with people that really accept them and understand them. I think fame and attention and money do not bring out the best in everybody. I think money, in many ways, is the root of all evil. Relationships are really hard but you have to go with your gut because it's the best shot you have. Women try to drink a situation pretty and believe me, I'm good at that." When asked if she plans to marry again, she responded, "I believe in love, I believe in marriage but I just don't believe in legal marriage for myself. I do believe in life after love." Bethenny is currently focused on raising her daughter Bryn.
Friday March 20th
BRADLEY COOPER IS DONE WITH SUKI WATERHOUSE
Bradley Cooper is back on the market. E! News is reporting that he has broken up with Suki Waterhouse after two years together. Suki recently attended the Oscars as Brad's date along with his mother. Reps for both Brad and Suki declined to comment on the split.
JESSICA LANGE HAS NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT LADY GAGA'S 'AMERICAN HORROR STORY' ROLE
Jessica Lange chose to remain quiet when asked for her opinion on Lady Gaga's starring role on American Horror Story next season. When asked if she saw the new promo with Gaga, the Emmy-winner responded, "Yeah, you know what? I'm not answering that question..." Jessica confirmed at Paleyfest that she will not be returning to the show.
US WEEKLY APOLOGIZES FOR FAKE QUOTES ABOUT KENDALL JENNER
Us Weekly has issued a retraction over fake quotes credited to Kendall Jenner discussing her father's gender reassignment. The apology reads, "On Wednesday, March 18, Us Weekly published on UsMagazine.com an interview with model and reality star Kendall Jenner entitled "Kendall Jenner Breaks Silence on Bruce Jenner's Transition: 'I Will Always Love My Dad.'" The interview was allegedly conducted by an independent freelance journalist at the Saturday, March 14, taping of Comedy Central's roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. When Ms. Jenner denied, via Twitter, that the interview took place, Us Weekly immediately reached out to the freelance reporter. He stood by the interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes are accurate. However, after attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of Us have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family." Kendall was quoted as saying, "He's a wonderful man. And just because he's changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn't make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he's a man or a woman."
MILES TELLER REFLECTS ON 'DIVERGENT' COMMENTS GOING VIRAL
Miles Teller wishes he could take back the comments he made to W magazine last year bashing his work in the Divergent films. He recently told The Huffington Post, "I felt like the sentiment or what I was saying was misconstrued and you don't have the opportunity to say, 'This is kind of what it was.' It's already out there and you can't bring it back in because it had taken off." Miles added, "I kind of pride myself on being somebody people can relate to and can be accessible to anybody. That's how I was raised. I am very proud of the person I am and the career I've been able to shape for myself. That was the one where I felt like How did that happen to me? I'm not that person." Miles is currently promoting his role in the sequel, Insurgent, which hit theaters today.
RUMER WILLIS IS THANKFUL FOR HOW HER PARENTS HANDLED THEIR DIVORCE
Rumer Willis appeared on Larry King Now this week where she explained how she coped with the divorce of her parents, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, when she was only 10. The Dancing With the Stars cast member said, "I mean, I think at that time I didn't have as much of an understanding of the public side of it to have that affect me as much. But I have to say, I'm so thankful and grateful that my parents made such an effort at that time." Rumer added, "I never had to split up vacations or split up birthdays. They always made an effort to do all of the family events still together and made such an effort to still have our family be as one unit, as opposed to two separate things, which I think really made an impact."
Thursday March 19th
SHAILENE WOODLEY EXPLAINS HER STANCE ON FEMINISM
Shailene Woodley doesn't want to be considered a feminist or the opposite. She appears in the new issue of Nylon magazine where she explains, "The reason why I don't like to say that I am a feminist or I am not a feminist is because to me it's still a label. I do not want to be defined by one thing. Why do we have to have that label to divide us? We should all be able to embrace one another regardless of our belief system and regardless of the labels that we have put upon ourselves." The Divergent star previously discussed the issue last May saying, "I love men, and I think the idea of 'raise women to power, take the men away from the power' is never going to work out because you need balance. With myself, I'm very in touch with my masculine side. And I'm 50 percent feminine and 50 percent masculine, same as I think a lot of us are. And I think that is important to note. And also I think that if men went down and women rose to power, that wouldn't work either. We have to have a fine balance."
JAMES FRANCO DOESN'T MIND IF PEOPLE THINK HE'S INTO GUYS
James Franco admits to being gay in his art but he also says that he doesn't mind if people think he likes to sleep with men in his personal life. He explained the reason to FourTwoNine magazine saying, "Because it means that I can be a figure for change. I am a figure who can show the straight community that many of their definitions are outdated and boring. And I can also show the gay community that many of the things about themselves that they are giving up to join the straight community are actually valuable and beautiful."
CHARLIE SHEEN HELPED JON CRYER HIRE A PROSTITUTE AFTER DIVORCE
Jon Cryer reveals in his new memoir that Charlie Sheen helped him hire a prostitute back in 2004 when split from his wife of five years. The 49-year-old writes, "I was in a bad state right after my divorce, and I certainly didn't feel dateable. I was an emotional basket case...I decided I might as well pay someone for company and certain intimate pleasures so that I could at least get my equilibrium back with the opposite sex. Charlie suggested a few online purveyors he used, as this was when prostitution was gaining a foothold on the Internet." Jon continues, "It was really a very friendly experience, maybe because the act of having sex is quite the conversational icebreaker. The next time, I went to her place, which probably wasn't really her place. We sat down, tried to make small talk and halfheartedly stumbled into a conversation about recent fluctuations in the stock market. Somehow I ended up spending 25 minutes of my hour helping her with financial planning." Jon's book, So That Happened, is being released on April 7th.
MELISSA JOAN HART IGNORES SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM
Melissa Joan Hart dropped by HuffPost Live earlier this week where she discussed how she deals with social media users who criticize her skills as a mother. She explained, "I've learned that I just have to be me. It's my page -- if you don't like it, go away! Make your comments if you want, but I'm not going to look at them, or care. Everybody thinks they can tell you what to do. If they have the guts to say it to my face, I think I have the guts to punch 'em." Melissa is mother to three sons -- nine-year-old Mason, seven-year-old Braydon, and two-year-old Tucker.
FRAN DRESCHER WANTS TO ADOPT
Fran Drescher revealed in a recent interview with Closer Weekly that she is thinking about expanding her family. She said, "We talk about adoption. Would we be good parents? Are we too old? We don't really know what the right answer is." The 57-year-old married husband Shiva Ayyadurai last September.
Wednesday March 18th
MORE DATING RUMORS ABOUT KATIE HOLMES AND JAMIE FOXX
The dating rumors about Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are back. Despite previous denials from both stars, a source now tells People magazine, "This is not some intense romance. Jamie and Katie are friends and have been for a long time. They are two adults who are attractive and single, and so apparently conclusions will be drawn." The insider added, "But contrary to those conclusions, they're not about to run off and make some serious commitment." Jamie reportedly pays visits to Katie's L.A. home often.
JAMES FRANCO ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN HIS SEXUALITY
James Franco interviews himself in the March issue of Four Two Nine magazine where he addresses the questions about his sexuality. He explains, "Well, I like to think that I'm gay in my art and straight in my life. Although, I'm also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse, and then you could say I'm straight. So I guess it depends on how you define gay. If it means whom you have sex with, I guess I'm straight. In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would f*** guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren't considered gay." James has played several gay characters in his career but has been linked to several famous females in his personal life.
ELLEN DEGENERES EXPLAINS WHY SHE DOESN'T WANT KIDS
Ellen DeGeneres is pretty certain she doesn't want kids but not because she wouldn't make a good mother. She revealed to Matt Lauer on Tuesday (March 17th,) "I think I would. But that's not enough to have kids. I love kids. But that's such a big commitment. And it seems long-term. It seems like a commitment that you have to stick with. And I just don't know if I can -- it's too risky." Ellen went on to joke, "Like, what if I don't like the kid? What if it turns out that it's not as cute as I wanted or as talented? I'm gonna compare it to all these kids that I have on this show that are so smart and so funny. And I'm like, 'You are nowhere near these kids I had on today.'" The host also added that she will likely not change her mind about it because, at 57, she is almost reaching the age where she is too old for it.
ASHLEY JUDD PLANS TO SUE HER INTERNET HATERS
Ashley Judd has revealed plans to press charges against people who threatened her online recently while live-tweeting a basketball game. She told NBC's Today, "I'm pressing charges. The amount of gender violence that I experience is absolutely extraordinary. And a significant part of my day today will be spent filing police reports at home about gender violence that's directed at me in social media." The angry messages started when Ashley said one of the teams was playing dirty.
Tuesday March 17th
SCOTT DISICK HEADS TO REHAB
Scott Disick has entered a rehab facility following an alcohol-fueled weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The reality star has checked into Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica. He admitted, "I realize my issues are bigger than me and I'm ready to truly remedy this struggle I continue to battle." According to TMZ, Scott was seen taking shots of tequila at the club before ending up wandering around the hotel lobby without shoes on at 8 AM. The website is reporting that he will be doing the Iboga treatment at the facility which incorporates roots from an African tree which are believed to help people battling addiction.
CATE BLANCHETT DISCUSSES ADOPTION OF BABY GIRL
Cate Blanchett attended the Australian premiere of Cinderella where she opened up about adopting a baby girl with hubby Andrew Upton. She told Sky News, "It's extraordinary. There's a lot of children out there who don't have the good fortunate that our biological children, so it's wonderful. It's wonderful to welcome a little girl into our fold." They named their new daughter Edith Vivian Patricia Upton. Cate and Andrew are also parents to sons Dashiell, Roman, and Ignatius.
ANSEL ELGORT ISN'T INTERESTED IN DATING SHAILENE WOODLEY
Ansel Elgort has nothing but good things to say about Shailene Woodley but he insists that he doesn't want to date her. The 21-year-old addresses whether men and women can ever really just be friends in the April issue of Seventeen magazine saying, "If a woman is really pretty, it's kind of hard. I'm not going to lie. Actually, that's not true. Me and Shailene have a really platonic relationship. I've never once wanted her sexually, which is nice." He goes on to say, "For me, if a person is someone I'm attracted to, and she's my best friend, hopefully we're dating." Ansel and Shailene co-starred in The Fault in Our Stars and currently in the Divergent films. He is currently dating his high school sweetheart, Violetta Komyshan.
KATHY GRIFFIN SPEAKS MORE ON 'FASHION POLICE' EXIT
Kathy Griffin has been making the media rounds discussing her decision to quit Fashion Police. She said during a radio interview on Monday (March 16th,) "I don't really feel it was my best work, I'll be honest. I stand by my specials and my series. The lane that that show was in was so specific that they weren't able to make the transition to the comedic lane that I work in. I just don't think that it's really what I do. I think Joan was the master of the one liners and the zingers. I probably shouldn't have taken the gig. Melissa Rivers was the one who called me and said 'You're the only person that I feel my mom would have given her blessing to.' For me, Fashion Police is not Joan's legacy. As a 54-year-old female comic still in the game, what Joan did was so much bigger than that." Kathy also appeared on The View earlier in the day where she made similar statements.
LIAM NEESON'S SON WAS IN A DARK PLACE AFTER NATASHA RICHARDSON'S DEATH
Liam Neeson's son, Micheal, admits that he was in a dark place after the death of his mother, Natasha Richardson, in 1999. He recently revealed to The Sunday Times, "In my mind, subconsciously, I either pushed it out or stored it deep inside. And so, within the next week I was like 'Ok, on with my life.' Last spring, things just started going downhill. The people I was with, we were partying a lot. It was dark. I hit rock bottom. Everybody said, 'This kid has lost his mom, that's where the problem comes from.' And I was like, 'No, it isn't, I just like to party.' But looking back I realize it was a delayed reaction." Micheal credits wilderness therapy in Utah with helping him get sober. He is working as a fashion gallery curator but interested in getting into acting.
Monday March 16th
Marshawn Lynch Caught in Brawl
CHRIS EVANS MIGHT BE DATING LILY COLLINS
Rumors are circulating that Chris Evans is dating Lily Collins. They apparently hit it off after meeting at an Oscars party last month. A source told Us Weekly, "It's just the beginning stages but they're having a lot of fun and seeing where it goes."
FORMER 'BUFFY' STAR ARRESTED AGAIN
Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Nicholas Brendon was arrested for the third time since October for creating a scene at a hotel on Friday (March 13th.) The 43-year-old was at a hotel in Tallahassee, Florida where he reportedly flipped a bed and smashed a mirror while intoxicated. He was arrested while walking barefoot through the lobby and charged with criminal mischief. Nicholas was in town for the ALTCon geek convention. He pulled similar stunts back in February in Fort Lauderdale and in October in Boise, Idaho.
CANADIAN TOWN WANTS KEVIN BACON'S HELP
The town of Taber, Canada is hoping to recruit Kevin Bacon to help them get a new bylaw changed which prohibits spitting, swearing, yelling and playing music in public places. The locals have launched a Save Us Bacon campaign on Kickstarter to raise enough money to fly him out to their town to lead a dance party protest against the ban Footloose-style. Kevin has not yet responded to the request.
RYAN REYNOLDS ADDRESSES HIS DAUGHTER'S SECRETIVE NAME
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively still have not revealed the name of their daughter and Ryan is finally offering up some sort of explanation. He told the Associated Press, "That little girl will grow up to be a teenager who will find out that I blurted her name out on national television and probably make me pay for it." He added, "She will exact her revenge in searing, psychic pain." Their daughter was born back in December.
SARAH HYLAND'S EX REACTS TO HER NEW ROMANCE
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland may have moved on from her ex, Matt Prokop, but he is still creeping. Sarah recently got matching arrow tattoos with her friends and new man, Dominic Sherwood, and Matt does not seem pleased. He tweeted last week, "Never make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings." Matt also wrote, "I'll be honest. It hurts like hell watching someone you care about slowly ruin their life. When you can't do anything to help. #FallenAngel" Sarah and Matt broke up last summer after he allegedly got abusive toward her which also led to a restraining order. They dated for five years.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
1. Cinderella, $70.05M
2. Run All Night, $11.015M
3. Kingsman: The Secret Service, $6.2M
4. Focus, $5.805M
5. Chappie, $5.8M
6. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, $5.7M
7. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, $4.1M
8. McFarland USA, $3.69M
9. American Sniper, $2.93M
10. The Duff, $2.9M
Friday March 13th
MADONNA OPENS UP ABOUT RAPE
Madonna has been making the rounds promoting her new album, Rebel Heart, but touched on the topic of her rape during an interview on Wednesday (March 11th.) She revealed, "First I was in shock, I didn't know a soul. I was saying hi to people on the streets like a dork. I was going to a dance class and the door was locked and I needed money for the payphone. A man gave it to me...he was a very friendly guy. I trusted everybody." The "Living for Love" singer continued, "I was raped. The first year I lived in New York was crazy." She went on to explained why she never went to the cops saying, "You've already been violated. It's just not worth it. It's too much humiliation."
LINDSAY LOHAN ACCUSED OF PHOTOSHOPPING AGAIN
Lindsay Lohan seems to be making a habit out of enhancing her Instagram posts. She was called out on Wednesday (March 11th) for posting a new picture to the social media site where she appears to have made her butt look bigger. People have been pointing out that her bad photoshopping job made the door of the room she is standing in look curved right around her thigh and butt. She captioned the pic, "My feet look red lol- had to take that out. Only real red is my hair." Lindsay was previously accused of trimming down her waist in a selfie she posted back in January.
'STILL ALICE' DIRECTOR DEAD AT 63
Richard Glatzer, the director of Still Alice, has died at the age of 63. He had been battling ALS. According to People, he was diagnosed back in 2011 -- just a few months before he began adapting Still Alice. Richard and his husband were going to be honored at the ALS Association Golden West Chapter gala next month. The President and CEO of the organization told the magazine, "We are so sorry for Wash's, and the family's, loss. The gala will be a celebration of their amazing perseverance in the face of ALS, and of Still Alice, a lasting legacy and tribute to them both."
UZO ADUBA TO RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON
Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba has signed up to run the Boston Marathon. The Massachusetts native has already started training for the race. She previously ran the New York City Marathon back in 2013.
SUPERMODEL BAR REFAELI IS ENGAGED
Bar Refaeli is getting hitched. Her rep has confirmed that she is engaged to boyfriend Adi Ezra. Bar was introduced to him through mutual friends about two years ago. He is believed to have proposed last week while they were vacationing in the Caribbean.
Thursday March 12th
BRUCE JENNER PUTS DOCU-SERIES ON HOLD
Bruce Jenner has allegedly put his E! docu-series on hold because he is feeling pressured and is worried about his family. According to TMZ, Bruce was feeling rushed by producers who were trying to get enough footage to start airing the show in May. He is also trying to make sure his sons are ok with everything before it continues. Sources insist that the project is still very much on the table but it is unclear when production will begin again. The delay has reportedly not affected Bruce's upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer.
JOHNNY DEPP INJURED IN AUSTRALIA
Johnny Depp suffered an injury to his hand in Australia where he has been filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The Wrap is reporting that he did not get hurt on the set but the injury requires him to return to the U.S. to have surgery. Production will continue without Johnny on scenes where Captain Jack Sparrow is not present. The fifth Pirates hits theaters on July 7th, 2017.
50 CENT'S SON LANDS A MODELING CONTRACT
50 Cent revealed during a recent interview that his two-year-old son, Sire Jackson, has scored a modeling contract. He explained, "He's got a modeling deal now with Kidz Safe. It's an audio company. They paid him a big payment too: $700,000." The rapper went on to joke, "He's super cute, you gotta pay for it." 50 also said that he is putting the paycheck into a trust that can't be accessed until he's 18.
TONY BENNETT TO PERFORM AT GAGA'S WEDDING
Tony Bennett revealed to Page Six that he will be performing at Lady Gaga's wedding to Taylor Kinney. He said, "They invited me to do it and, of course, I will. All I know is, knowing Lady Gaga, it will be fabulous." Tony also went on to discuss Gaga's groom-to-be saying, "She's marrying a very wonderful man, very talented and very handsome. I think he's going be highly successful in films. He's a very nice person." Taylor popped the question to Gaga last month on Valentine's Day.
ENGAGEMENT OVER FOR KARINA SMIRNOFF
Karina Smirnoff can't seem to keep a fiancé. The Dancing With the Stars pro has had her third engagement called off. Jason Adelman reportedly called off the wedding because he says she has "different family values" than he does. Sources tell TMZ that he was uncomfortable with the way she acted around other men but never accused her of cheating. They first announced their engagement in January. She was previously proposed to by Maksim Chmerkovskiy and MLB pitcher Brad Penny.
Wednesday March 11th
IS SHIA LABEOUF ENGAGED?
Rumors are circulating that Shia LaBeouf is engaged to girlfriend Mia Goth after she was photographed with a huge rock on her ring finger at LAX, There have been engagement rumors about the couple in the past but this is the first time there has been a ring involved. Shia and Mia started dating after working together on Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac.
CHLOE SEVIGNY BASHES JENNIFER LAWRENCE
Jennifer Lawrence may have been described as America's sweetheart in the past but not according to Chloe Sevigny. The former Big Love actress explained to V Magazine, "I love when a movie star is a great movie star. I think Angelina is a great movie star. I like Emma Stone. Whenever she's herself, she's really cute. Jennifer Lawrence I find annoying. Too crass." Chloe also discussed her own career saying, "I'm afraid that maybe people think there's more personality than acting ability. I would like to be respected as an actress. It's not like I can complain about anything. I think I've had great opportunities, but you can always have more. I understand star quality, how much value it carries. I don't think I have charisma. Which is probably why I never reached another level."
EVA MENDES DOESN'T MIND LOSING SLEEP OVER MOTHERHOOD
Losing sleep as a parent doesn't bother Eva Mendes. The Girl in Progress star tells Women's Health, "I'm actually enjoying the sleepless nights because it's bonding with my little girl...I don't feel like I've really earned the right to give motherly advice. I want to respect all the moms out there. They're going to be like, 'You know what? You're a few months in. Just shut up.'" Eva gave birth to daughter Esmeralda last September.
HARRISON FORD'S CRASH CAUSED BY ENGINE FAILURE
The preliminary report regarding Harrison Ford's plane crash last week has been released. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the vintage aircraft's engine lost power which led to the forced landing. An air traffic controller at Santa Monica Municipal Airport advised that Harrison return to the airport which led to him trying to pull a left turn and strike the top of a tree before hitting the ground at a golf course. Harrison underwent surgery for a broken ankle and pelvis but is expected to make a full recovery.
PARIS HILTON FAKES AN ORGASM ON STAGE IN VEGAS
Paris Hilton partied in Vegas over the weekend for her cousin's bachelorette party where she faked an orgasm on stage during a strip show. The socialite and her posse hit up the "Thunder From Down Under" show which pulls an audience member on stage during every performance. Paris was chosen by the dancers and had no problem taking center stage. She even dropped it low for some added effect.
Tuesday March 10th
SHIA LABEOUF GETS OFFER TO CUT OFF RATTAIL
A pest control company is so bothered by Shia LaBeouf's rattail that they are willing to pay him to cut it off. Terminix posted to Facebook on Friday (March 6th,) "Just like we refuse to let rats plague homes, we refuse to let this emerging trend of rat tails plague our society. It must be stopped! Shia LaBeouf appears to be the leader of this movement, and we are making him the following offer: Remove your rat tail, and the charity of your choice gets $10,000." Shia has not addressed the offer.
CAMERON DIAZ GOES BRUNETTE
Did Kim Kardashian kill blonde hair for everyone? Days after the reality star stepped out in Paris rocking her light locks, Cameron Diaz stepped out in L.A. with a darker hue. The Annie star had her new brunette hair pulled pack into a pony tail as she and Benji Madden grabbed dinner together. Cameron previously went brown back in 2006 and 2007.
'THE SIMPSONS' CO-CREATOR SAM SIMON DEAD AT 59
Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpson, died on Sunday (March 8th) at the age of 59. He had been battling colon cancer for several years. Sam was first diagnosed back in 2012 and given on six months to live. His foundation broke the news on Facebook by writing, "It is with much sadness that we must let you know that Sam Simon has passed over. We all miss him, and in his honor, we will continue bringing his vision to light through our work at The Sam Simon Foundation. We take comfort in knowing how many greetings he is receiving across that Rainbow Bridge. We love you Sam!"
GWYNETH PALTROW CELEBRATES WOMEN'S DAY WITH FAMOUS FRIENDS
Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated International Women's Day on Sunday (March 8th) by sharing a photo montage of herself posing with her famous female friends. Recognizable faces in the post include Jennifer Aniston, Maya Rudolph, Nicole Richie, Drew Barrymore, and many more. Gwyneth posted the clip to Instagram and wrote, "Shouldn't everyday be all of us equally day? I guess we're #notthere #internationalwomensday @iwd2015 @clintonfoundation"
DISNEY STAR DEBBY RYAN OPENS UP ABOUT ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
Debby Ryan, star of Disney Channel's Jessie, reveals in the new issue of Vogue that she has been involved in an abusive relationship. She explains, "People that demand your password and always look over your shoulder, ask who you're texting, and grab your phone and let themselves in -- that's not OK. The time I decided to get out wasn't too late, but it was really, really late in the game. I'm very fortunate because I had people help me get this person out of my life, out of my house -- like physically lock the door." The 21-year-old clarified, "I wasn't dating this person. This person considered themselves my best friend. We had a professional relationship and it was such emotional manipulation to the point where it became physical, and it stopped before it got too far. The second someone puts their hand on you, a boundary has been crossed. If anyone is feeling manipulated or abused, that's the best it's going to get and you have to fight for yourself now." Debby is now an advocate for the domestic violence campaign called "Don't Look Away."
Monday March 9th
EMMA WATSON DISCUSSES NUDE PHOTO HOAX
Emma Watson opened up on International Women's Day on the threats made to release nude photos of her last year. During a HeForShe webcast that was posted on her Facebook, Watson said, "I knew it was a hoax. I knew the pictures didn't exist . . . But I think a lot of people that were close to me knew gender equality was an issue but they didn't really think it was that urgent or particularly, you know, 'We live in Great Britain, this is a thing of that past' . . . and then when they saw that the minute I stepped up and talked about women's rights, I was immediately threatened . . . I mean, in less than 12 hours I was receiving threats . . . and I think they were really shocked and particularly one of my brothers was very upset."
HAYLIE DUFF ENJOYED HER BABY SHOWER
Haylie Duff is expecting her first child with fiance Matt Rosenberg and this weekend she enjoyed her baby shower in Southern California. The event was attended by her sister, Hilary Duff, and Marla Sokoloft. Via Instagram, the actress said, "Had the best day celebrating our baby . . . Coco chillin in my flower crown…#MHBabyLove."
KATHERINE HEIGL ENJOYS VACATION
Actress Katherine Heigl and her husband, Josh Kelly, are enjoying their vacation in Mexico. The actress posted photos via Instagram with the caption, "having the time of my life in Punta Miita Mexico . . . familyvacation2015."
JOHN STAMOS RETURNS TO FULL HOUSE
John Stamos visited the San Francisco house that was used in the opening credits of his hit television show, Full House. The 51 year-old actor took a photo outside of the house and went totally unnoticed by the four people standing outside of it. He posted a photo with the caption, "Boy, these youngsters have 0.0 idea what they're missing. . . . #Fullhousehouse. #TURNAROUND."
TIMOTHY DALTON'S SON THROWS A MASSIVE PARTY
Timothy Dalton's son Alexander Dalton threw a massive party at the James Bond star's Hollywood home on Saturday, March 7th. 300 people were at the backyard bash that got broken up after a fight erupted and cops were called. The actor was not at home at the time.
TORI SPELLING TREATED FOR INTENSE MIGRAINES
Tori Spelling went to the hospital on Friday, March 6th, because she was suffering from intense migraines. On Saturday, she tweeted, "I wish the media would stop making it so dramatic/scary 4 my family, friends,&fans . . . I have horrific migraines. I'm ALWAYS open about that!"
Friday March 6th
LUPITA NYONG'O DRESS DRAMA IS OVER
It looks like the guy responsible for stealing Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar dress will get away with the crime. TMZ is reporting that the gown's designer, Calvin Klein, is not looking to pursue the matter any further. No specific reason was given for their decision but it is believed that it may have something to do with the dress being exposed as a fake. The gown was reported to be worth $150,000 before it was revealed that the pearls on it were fake.
JARED LETO GOES BLONDE
Kim Kardashian isn't the only one who went platinum blonde this week. Jared Leto dyed his hair less than a week after chopping it all off for his role as Joker in Suicide Squad. His hair will actually be dyed green for the role but Jared hit up a few shows for Paris Fashion Week showing off the lighter locks.
'CINDERELLA' STAR EXPLAINS TINY WAIST IN THE FILM
Cinderella star Lily James responded to the rumors that her waist in the movie was CGI by revealing how she managed to pull off the look. She told E! News, "When the corset was on, we would be on continuous days, so we wouldn't stop for lunch or a lovely tea like this. You'd be sort of eating on the move. In that case, I couldn't untie the corset. If you ate food, it didn't really digest properly, and I'd be burping all afternoon in Richard Madden's face, and it was just really sort of unpleasant. I'd have soup so that I could still eat but it wouldn't get stuck." Lily previously addressed the issue with the L.A. Times saying, "I think it's all very hypocritical, and they contradict themselves, and they're drawing more attention to it. I think all that stuff's so negative, and you've got to let it wash over your head. I'm so healthy. I've got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist."
GABOUREY SIDIBE WEIGHS IN ON BLACKBALLING OF MO'NIQUE
Precious star Gabourey Sidibe weighed in on the Mo'Nique blackballing situation by reflecting on her own experience making the movie. She tweeted on Monday (March 2nd,) "It's sad to see a project like Precious, that was made with such love, be dragged through the mud by selfishness and lies." Mo'Nique responded by writing, "@GabbySidibe Hey my sweet sister. Your right that movie was made in love, and we were a part of changing folks heart and mind. Proud of it." The Oscar-winner recently revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Precious director Lee Daniels told her that she wasn't getting movie offers because she didn't play the Hollywood game to promote the film.
JULIE ANDREWS REVEALS THE SECRET TO HER 41 YEAR MARRIAGE
Julie Andrews husband, Blake Edwards, passed away in 2012 but they were in love throughout all 41 years of their marriage. The Sound of Music star appeared on Good Morning Britain this week where she discussed how they made it work saying, "Success in our marriage was to take it one day at a time and so, lo and behold, 41 years later there we still were. I'm still dealing with his death. There are days when it's perfectly wonderful and I am myself and then it's suddenly -- sock you in the middle of your gut and you think, 'Ah God, I wish he were here.' But he is in a way, I think one carries that love always."
Thursday March 5th
BRUCE JENNER BUYS A NEW PAD
Bruce Jenner has plopped down $3.5 on a new home. The E! star is moving into a mansion at the top of a mountain in Malibu, California. According to Variety, the house includes four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a three-car garage, heated floors, a pool, and a spa. Bruce has been renting a home in Malibu since his split from Kris Jenner back in 2013.
Anna Kendrick was not shy about expressing her disgust with former Hills star Spencer Pratt on Twitter, Spencer favorited one of her tweets about The Bachelor which the Into the Woods star screen-grabbed and wrote, "Well now I have to kill myself." Spencer retweeted her as well as a message from @TysonApostol which read, ".@AnnaKendrick47 so are you dead now? Easy come easy go I guess."
PATRICIA ARQUETTE SPEAKS ON OSCAR SPEECH CONTROVERSY
Patricia Arquette is still attempting to do damage control following the backlash from her Oscar speech and backstage call to action for gays and people of color to fight for women's rights. She told The Wrap this week, "You can't go back in time. But, I guess I would have chosen my words a little more carefully. I think the way people perceived it is not the way at all I intended." Patricia added, "Everyone should help women. Everyone has a vested interest. Every single lesbian and transgender woman is a woman. Every single woman in the African American community is getting impacted. Every single woman in the Latino community is being impacted. This is having devastating economic consequences across the board...If people can throw their weight behind women I think it would really help each of these bases."
'HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO' FAMILY FIGHTING THEIR WAY BACK TO TV
Mama June Shannon and her family are fighting TLC to get back on TV. The network has threatened legal action if the family goes into business with anyone else while still under contract with them until May. The family is arguing that their contract was null and void once TLC pulled the plug on their show and that the network has not being covering any of their expenses since last November. They allegedly believe this gives them the right to shop their show wherever they please.
MTV MOVIE AWARDS NOMINEES RELEASED
The nominees for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards have been announced. Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars, and Neighbors tied for the most nominations with seven each. Whiplash and 22 Jump Street each nabbed five. The show will be held at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre on April 12th with Amy Schumer as host.
Wednesday Feb 25th
EMMA WATSON THANKS STEVE CARELL FOR HIS OSCAR RED CARPET LOOK
Emma Watson wrote a thank you note to Steve Carell for supporting her cause by wearing HeForShe cufflinks to the Oscars. The note reads, "Dear Steve Carell, You were pure genius in "Little Miss Sunshine" (one of my all-time favorite films), my brother became obsessed with you after "Anchorman," I wanted to marry you or have you adopt me after "Crazy, Stupid, Love," I hated that guy you played in "The Way Way Back," and then you were mind-blowing in "Foxcatcher" and I think you're so awesome and now you are wearing #HeForShe cufflinks at the Oscars to support Gender Equality. Couldn't be more proud. Thank you. Love, Emma x" Steve responded by tweeting, "Thanks @EmWatson. An honor to support #HeForShe and gender equality." Emma was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador last year and has been a huge voice for gender equality by helping launch the HeForShe campaign which seeks to get men involved in the fight.
IS JOSH HUTCHERSON DATING DIANNA AGRON?
There are reports that Josh Hutcherson and former Glee actress Dianna Agron hit it off at an Oscar party over the weekend but sources are telling E! News that nothing romantic is going on between them. An insider explained, "Dianna and Josh are just friends. There was no PDA, flirting or kissing." The source added, "Diplo came out unplanned and Josh hit the dance floor with Dianna. They both love to dance and have a good time but they are definitely just friends."
TEA LEONI STILL HAS A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH DAVID DUCHOVNY
Tea Leoni is in a good place with her ex-husband David Duchovny. The Madam Secretary star appears in the March issue of More magazine describing her relationship status as "divorced and liking it." She goes on to say, "On occasion, I want to throttle him. But in any real relationship with someone you love, that's true." Tea and David married in 1997 and split up twice during their 17-year marriage. Their divorce was finalized last year and she is currently rumored to be dating her co-star, Tim Daly.
WOMEN DON'T HAVE TO BE LIKED ACCORDING TO ROSAMUND PIKE
Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike believes that the success of the film and Gillian Flynn's book shows something important about how women are viewed. She recently told Yahoo!, "It means that women don't have to be liked to be admired. It's nice that we're allowed to have a woman who's sort of reprehensible and presents a different version of women, yet somehow she got inside everyone's skin and stayed memorable. I think it changes the tone. I think people understand her. She was truthful, you know?" The mother of two added, "I wouldn't say she's authentically herself, because she's never that, but it's good to know that we have a version of women out there other than just the nurturing, maternal, loving type. Amy allows us to see that we can honor women who express their rage and their grievance."
E.L. JAMES REALLY WANTS TO GO TO THE MET GALA
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James is trying to pull every string to get into this year's MET Gala. A source told Page Six, "With the success of the Fifty Shades movie, she feels this is her moment. She wasn't invited by Vogue, so her representatives are asking around...to find someone who has a table to invite her to the gala." The insider went on to say, "It's likely that Dakota Johnson will be going, and James wants to be at the gala, too. Fifty Shades is her creation." The gala will be held in May.
Tuesday Feb 24th
OSCAR RATINGS DOWN 17 PERCENT
Nielsen is reporting that the ratings for the Oscars were down 17 percent from last year. Viewership was the lowest it has been since the 2009 Oscars when Hugh Jackman was host. The 2003 Oscars have the honor of being the lowest-rated telecast of all time when only 33 million people tuned in to watch Steve Martin host and Chicago take the trophy for Best Picture.
BENJI MADDEN GETS CAMERON DIAZ TATTOO
Benji Madden proved his commitment to his wife, Cameron Diaz, by getting a tattoo in her honor. The musician shared a photo of the new ink on social media on Monday (February 23rd) by writing, "Thinking bout you #LuckyMan" The photo shows the name Cameron written across his chest right above a tattoo of a heart. Benji and Cameron got married on January 5th at her home in L.A.
PATRICIA ARQUETTE CLEARS UP OSCAR COMMENTS
Patricia Arquette took to Twitter to clear up her controversial Oscar comments saying that it is time for people of color and gay men to start fighting for equal rights for women now. The Boyhood star wrote, "Wage equality will help ALL women of all races in America. It will also help their children and society. Women have been basically paying a gender tax for generations. I have long been an advocate for the rights of the #LBGT community. The question is why aren't you an advocate for equality for ALL women? If you are fighting against #Equalpay you are fighting for ALL women and especially women of color to make less money than men. Guess which women are the most negatively affected in wage inequality? Women of color. #Equalpay for ALL women. Women stand together in this."
The Librarians star Noah Wyle is going to be a father for the third time. This will be his first child with his wife, Sara Wells, whom he married in June 2014. He also has a nine-year-old daughter named Auden and a 12-year-old son named Owen from a previous relationship.
DOES DAKOTA JOHNSON HAVE A NEW MAN ALREADY?
Dakota Johnson appears to have already moved on from her ex-boyfriend Matthew Hitt. She was spotted leaving Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood over the weekend with a mystery man getting into the car with her. Dakota was believed to have dated Matthew for about six months before splitting up around the holidays.
LEONARD NIMOY HOSPITALIZED FOR CHEST PAINS
Leonard Nimoy was rushed to the hospital last Thursday (February 19th) after complaining about chest pains. The Star Trek actor was brought to UCLA Medical Center where he has been meeting with doctors. According to TMZ, he has been in and out of hospitals over the last few months due to his COPD diagnosis which he revealed publicly last year.
Monday Feb 23rd
DAKOTA JOHNSON IS SINGLE AGAIN
Dakota Johnson's relationship with Matthew Hitt apparently did not survive all of the hype around Fifty Shades of Grey. Sources tell Us Weekly that they actually called it quits sometime around the holidays. An insider said, "Her life was getting too crazy and it wasn't something that he wanted to be a part of. It wasn't a bad break." Fifty Shades has broken box office records around the globe since opening in theaters Valentine's Day weekend.
JEREMY RENNER FIGHTS EX'S DIVORCE CLAIMS
Jeremy Renner insists that the claims made by his soon-to-be ex-wife, Sonni Pacheco, in her divorce filing are completely false. Sonni is asking the judge to revoke their prenup and argues that Jeremy’s home is not safe for their 23-month-old daughter Ava. The Bourne Legacy star is fighting back by saying that the house is definitely child-safe and was not an issue back when Sonni was living there. He is asking the judge to keep the prenup in place. Jeremy and Sonni split last December --less than a year after tying the knot.
MIRANDA COSGROVE'S ALLEGED STALKER ARRESTED AGAIN
Joshua Stockton, the man previously arrested for allegedly stalking Miranda Cosgrove, has been arrested again for getting too close to the actress again. Miranda called the police last Wednesday (February 18th) after spotting him during her trip to Disneyland. The former Nickelodeon star acquired a restraining order against Stockton last year after he also followed her to Disneyland in addition to school at USC. He is also accused of bombarding her with gifts in the mail and tweets threatening suicide over his unrequited love. Joshua is currently being held on $150,000 bond.
DREW CAREY CONCERNS FANS WITH TWEETS ABOUT KILLING HIMSELF
Drew Carey addressed his concerned fans who thought he was suicidal after tweeting, "Part of me wants to kill myself because of my ex. But I don't because I don't want to give her the satisfaction." Many of his followers responded by encouraging the comedian to stick it out and seek help from a professional. Drew followed it up by writing, "Whoa! Sorry! I'm NOT suicidal! Shouldn't make angry jokes like that. So sorry. Thanks for all the love tho!" The Price is Right host revealed during an interview in 2007 that he tried to take his own life when he was 18. He also filmed a suicide prevention video in 2009.
LINDSAY LOHAN WANTS TO STAY IN LONDON
Lindsay Lohan is planning to stick it out in London. The Mean Girls star opened up about her life in the UK during a recent interview with Hunger magazine saying, "I came here for days and ended up staying for months, and now that I'm here I'm happy. I work more. I take better care of myself. I'm much happier here. I love New York too, but it’s too late for me. I've seen pretty much all there is to see. I don't need to see it all over again...The last time I went to LA it was my friend's birthday and we went to this karaoke place. It was the same people, the same faces, nothing had changed. It felt very unevolved." Lindsay went to London last summer to star in Speed-the-Plow.
--OSCARS WINNERS LIST
Best Picture: Birdman
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Best Original Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida
Best Documentary Feature: CITIZENFOUR
Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
Best Film Editing: Whiplash
Best Original Song: "Glory" from Selma (written by Common and John Legend)
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Sound Editing: American Sniper
Best Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
Best Short Film, Live Action: The Phone Call
Best Short Film, Animated: Feast
Best Documentary, Short Subject: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press
Friday Feb 20th
JULIA ROBERTS' MOTHER HAS DIED
Julia Roberts' mother, Betty Lou Motes, has passed away at the age of 80. Betty Lou was fighting lung cancer at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California at the time of her death on Thursday morning (February 19th.) Julia also lost her half-sister, Nancy Motes, last year when she took her own life.
ELLEN PAGE JOINS INSTAGRAM
X-Men actress Ellen Page has joined Instagram. The 27-year-old appears to have signed up to show off pictures from her recent trip to Brazil. She has only shared three photos since signing up on Wednesday (February 18th) and has over 34,000 followers.
Amy Schumer has issued a statement responding to a critic of her film, Trainwreck, who called her chubby and not conventionally attractive. The comedian told USA Today, "I didn't read the thing. I think this is probably a good thing. I like that he was the only one that said anything. It was such an example of sort of the reason for trolling. It seems like a rewarding experience for people who do that stuff. From the bottom of my heart -- I could not care less." Amy has also addressed the criticism by posting photos to her social media with captions that read, "I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses!" and "Hollywood here I come #pretty enough" Another photo caption read, "Loving your feedback on my appearance. Am I ok now?" The critic later apologized by writing, "She's a first-class talent and deserves more respect than what I gave her. I know I'm not thinking wrong but I'm probably saying it wrong from time to time. I wasn't incorrect in saying that social attractiveness standards have changed over the past decade or so, largely due to the creations of one Judd Apatow and those who've climbed aboard his ferry boat."
RICK SALOMON WANTS HIS MARRIAGE TO PAMELA ANDERSON ANNULLED
Pamela Anderson's on-again off-again husband, Rick Salomon, is asking a judge to annul his marriage to the former Baywatch star. He wants the marriage overturned because he claims he was deceived but he has not specified how. Rick's filing is a response to Pamela's divorce request filed last week citing irreconcilable differences.
DUSTIN DIAMOND ADMITS HE WASN'T INVITED TO 'SAVED BY THE BELL' REUNION
Dustin Diamond recently gave an interview to a local Fox station in St. Louis where he admits that he wasn't invited to participate in the Saved By the Bell reunion on The Tonight Show earlier this month. At the time, Dustin's attorney released a statement saying he had "prior commitments." The 38-year-old said, "It would have been fun, but I don't see it as a personal insult." Dustin is currently facing felony and misdemeanor charges for a bar fight in Wisconsin around Christmas time.
Thursday Feb 19th
GEORGE CLOONEY IS GETTING A PANIC ROOM
George and Amal Clooney are taking extra security precautions in their home in Berkshire, England. Sources are telling Us Weekly that the couple has decided to install a panic room on the property. One insider said, "They are having a panic room installed. It'll be fireproof, bombproof, and attack-resistant." The room reportedly has more to do with Amal's job as a human-rights lawyer than George's fear of rabid fans. The source added, "Amal has high-profile clients in controversial cases. She needs to be secure."
KATE HUDSON DOESN'T LIKE THE IDEA OF DIETING
Kate Hudson maintains her body by staying active but she admits in the new issue of Shape that she isn't a fan of dieting. She tells the magazine, "I hate the idea. It puts so much pressure on people to lose weight quickly. Getting healthy is not a two-week process, it's a change of life-style." The mother of two goes on to say, "I was at my favorite French restaurant in Paris...eating everything I love...steak, fries, lots of wine. Then the dessert came, and I was having strawberries and cream pastries plus the wine. Then, a svelte, sophisticated woman approached my table. She pointed to my glass of wine. 'This is your piece of cake. That's how you should be thinking.' And I always try to remember that: Everything in moderation!"
MARK-PAUL GOSSELAAR IS A DAD AGAIN
Former Saved By the Bell star Mark-Paul Gosselaar is a dad for the fourth time. His wife, Catriona McGinn, gave birth to a baby girl named Lachlyn Hope on Tuesday night (February 17th.) Mark-Paul tweeted on Wednesday (February 18th,) "So in love with our new baby girl. Mum and baby are healthy and happy. 2 boys, 2 girls, too perfect!" They are also parents to 16-month-old son Dekker. Gosselaar also has an eight-year-old daughter named Ava and 10-year-old son named Michael from his previous marriage.
CHELSEA HANDLER PARTIES WITH PALS AT MARDI GRAS
Chelsea Handler had no problem flashing her breasts to the crowd while partying in New Orleans for Mardi Gras with some of her celebrity pals on Monday (February 16th.) The comedian was joined by Sandra Bullock, Whitney Cummings, Michael McDonald, and Kerri Kenney-Silver. She tweeted a photo of herself with a mask on and her chest exposed and wrote, "Merry Christmas."
KATE GOSSELIN REVEALS HOW HER APPEARANCE HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS
Kate Gosselin attended the Celebrity Apprentice finale party earlier this week where she chatted with E! News about why she looks so different now than when she first became a reality TV star. The 39-year-old said, "I think when the world met me I was three days post having sextuplets, so the only place you can get from that point is younger. So It was really just eye-trickery, I think. You guys saw me at my worst first, and then I just kind of reversed in front of your eyes. It was nothing amazing, it was just, when you met me, who was that person?" Kate has publicly denied having had any plastic surgery. She told Andy Cohen back in 2012, "I am probably one of the rare few who de-age."
Wednesday Feb 18th
HOW DOES JENNIFER GARNER KEEP HER KIDS GROUNDED
Jennifer Garner keeps her kids grounded by showing them how other people live. The actress appears in the new issue of Southern Living where she explains how community has played a major role. Jennifer tells the magazine, "I feel so fortunate to have grown up in a place where people look out for each other. Community is the one thing people crave most, and it's hard to come by. I grew up with such an excess of it that now wherever I go, the first thing I do is build my group. It's really important for my kids to see that everyone doesn't have the lives they see in Los Angeles. That doesn't reflect the rest of the world. I want them to grow up with the Southern values I had -- to look at people when they say hello and to stop and smell the roses." She adds, "If I could do half as good a job as my mom did, I'd be pretty happy."
JIMMY FALLON SHOWS OFF BABY FRANCES
Jimmy Fallon took to Instagram to show off his newborn baby Frances. The host posted a pic of the wide-eyed two-month-old and wrote, "Franny Fallon wishes you a happy Tuesday!" Jimmy and his wife Nancy also have a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter named Winnie. Both daughters were born via surrogate.
MAMA JUNE SHANNON INVOLVED IN CAR ACCIDENT
Former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Mama June Shannon was involved in a car accident on Monday (February 16th.) According to Gossip Cop, a minivan rear-ended her car as she was pulling out of a gas station near her home in Hampton, Georgia. The other car apparently sped off immediately following the incident. Nobody was injured in the accident.
PAMELA ANDERSON'S FRIENDS ARE CONCERNED
Pamela Anderson's recently refiled divorce from Rick Salomon is allegedly part of a bigger issue. According to Radar Online, the actress has her friends and family concerned by her erratic behavior. A source told the website, "She has been acting completely unstable and her friends are terrified. The truth is that Pam is acting so mixed up, that no one really knows what is going on right now with her. Pam went into hiding immediately after filing the divorce and even Rick himself is dumbfounded." The insider added, "He says that he has no idea why she is divorcing him again, and he feels that it will all blow over, but she hasn't contacted him or spoken to him since she filed." TMZ is reporting that Pam has also demanded that Rick's dog and daughters get out of her house. He has apparently been working in Las Vegas.
MAGGIE Q DISCUSSES ENGAGEMENT TO DYLAN MCDERMOTT
Maggie Q refuses to give up a lot of information on her engagement to Stalker co-star Dylan McDermott but she did offer up a tidbit about his proposal. She recently told E! News, "I don't know if he wants me to go into the details on how he proposed, but I'll tell you this much -- he more told me that we were gonna be married, which I think is so funny. Because he says, 'You can't ask Maggie because you can't take the risk of Maggie saying no.'" The couple spent Valentine's Day dining at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood.
Tuesday Feb 17th
GWYNETH PALTROW SPENT VALENTINE'S DAY WITH CHRIS MARTIN
Divorce won't keep Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin from celebrating love together. The former couple reunited to spend Valentine's Day together with their kids. A source explained to People, "Valentine's Day was all about their kids. Gwyneth and Chris had planned a fun beach day for Apple and Moses. They spent several hours on the beach. Gwyneth and Chris were friendly, but they always are. Chris spent most of the time with the kids in the ocean, and Gwyneth stayed with friends on the beach. Chris even surfed with the kids. He is a great dad and very patient." Chris' girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence, spent the holiday in Boston on the set of her new movie Joy.
KRISTEN BELL DOESN'T PLAN ON HAVING MORE CHILDREN
Kristen Bell revealed during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show that she and Dax Shepard don't plan on having more children. The House of Lies said, "We don't want to be outnumbered. Until, I suppose, I accidentally get pregnant and my third child watches this clip and realizes that he was an accident. Sorry, honey. No, but we're gonna cap it at two." Kristen and Dax are parents to daughters Lincoln and Delta.
JON GOSSELIN SUED FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS
Jon Gosselin is being sued for a million dollars for allegedly stealing from his former employer. The ex reality star worked Securus selling electronic payment processing systems but is being accused of secretly helping a competing company. Jon's refusal to respond to the lawsuit led a judge to rule in favor of Securus.
PROSECUTORS WANT LINDSAY LOHAN'S PROBATION TERMINATED
Prosecutors in Lindsay Lohan's reckless driving case reportedly want her probation terminated. According to Radar Online, they are asking a judge to lift the probation since she has failed to produce valid proof of her completion of community service while in the UK. A source told the website, "These were very, very basic inquiries, such as how was Lindsay monitored, who supervised her work -- it does seem odd that none of that information has been sent, especially since there is a court date scheduled for Feb. 18." They are supposedly recommending jail time.
THE SITUATION LOSES HIS TANNING SALON
TMZ is reporting that former Jersey Shore star, The Situation, has failed to keep up rent payments on his New Jersey tanning salon. He had a payment plan set up but failed to cough up his first installment back in January. The landlord is expected to make moves to take back the property this week.
'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' ANNIVERSARY SHOW BREAKS TWITTER RECORD
The 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live broke a record on Twitter on Sunday (February 15th.) There were 1.3 million tweets were sent out during the broadcast which were seen by 9.1 million people. The tweets were viewed over 188 million times which is the highest number for any series episode in history. The numbers do not include special shows like the Super Bowl or the Grammys. It also beat out The Walking Dead as the most-watched show of the night.
JESSICA WILLIAMS DENIES SHE IS TAKING OVER 'THE DAILY SHOW'
The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams took to Twitter over the weekend to deny that she is replacing Jon Stewart as the host when he leaves. She wrote, "Fact 1: I'm not hosting. Thank you but I am extremely under-qualified for the job! At this age (25) if something happens politically that I don't agree with, I need to go to my room & like not come out for, like, 7 days. That being said I am super not right for it, but there are quite a few people who are! Can't wait to stick around & see what happens. thanks to everyone tweetin at me like. Haha but I'm not like, dead. This is the beginning of my career. I'm gonna troll that ass for yrs." There is currently a Change.org petition with nearly 14,000 signatures requesting that Jessica be hired for the job.
Monday Feb 16th
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH MARRIES SOPHIE HUNTER
Benedict Cumberbatch married theater director Sophie Hunter on Valentine’s Day. The private ceremony took place at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Mottistone, located on the Isle of Wight in England. Cumberbatch’s spokeswoman Karon Maskill told Reuters that the two were surrounded by their close friends and family and “It was a magical day.”
LENA HEADEY EXPECTING SECOND CHILD
Game of Thrones star, Lena Headey is expecting her second child. The actress, best known for playing Cersei Lannister on the HBO drama confirmed that she’ll be giving birth this summer. In a statement to People, she said, “I only hope that this announcement can help me to regain some of the privacy I have recently lost to prying photographers and ask that they please respect my privacy and let me enjoy this time.” She is already mom to son Wylie, who turns five next month.
VALENTINE'S DAY DOUBLE DATE FOR CAMERON DIAZ AND NICOLE RICHIE
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden celebrated their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple by going on a double date with Nicole Richie and Benji’s twin brother Joel Madden. The foursome met up for dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California, where they hung out for three hours, eating a multi-course meal by candlelight.
FIFTY SHADES OF JESSICA SIMPSON
Jessica Simpson and her retired football-player husband, Eric Johnson celebrated Valentine’s Day by taking some steamy photographs. Simpson posted three racy pictures to Instagram during the early morning hours of February 15, showing her in a sexy black ensemble, posing with her shirtless husband. The captions read, “V-Day” and “I’m so in love with you” with the hashtag “#FIFTYSHADESOFJOHNSON.”
ETHAN EMBRY ENGAGED TO SUNNY MABREY AGAIN
Ethan Embry is engaged to his ex-wife Sunny Mabrey for the second time. Embry, who will star in Netflix’s upcoming comedy Grace and Frankie told People, “I finally put the ring back where it belongs.” The couple was wed in 2005 but split in 2012.
Top 10 Movies
1. "Fifty Shades of Grey," $81.7 million
2. "Kingsman: The Secret Service," $35.6 million
3. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," $30.5 million
4. "American Sniper," $16.4 million
5. "Jupiter Ascending," $9.4 million
6. "Seventh Son," $4.2 million
7. "Paddington," $4.1 million
8. "The Imitation Game," $3.5 million
9. "The Wedding Ringer," $3.4 million
10. "Project Almanac," $2.7 million
Thursday Feb 12th
ANSEL ELGORT EXPLAINS DECISION TO GET BACK WITH EX
Ansel Elgort appears in the new issue of Details where he explains what drove him to reunite with his ex Violetta Komyshan. He tells the magazine, "I was doing OK. but I knew something was missing, and I was like, 'Oh, that's love.'" Ansel and Violetta are high school sweethearts but broke up last summer and then appeared to rekindle their relationship in January.
'BACHELOR' HOST DISCUSSES ANDI DORFMAN'S BREAKUP
Bachelor host Chris Harrison has filmed a special for ABC called Chris Tells All airing over the weekend where he will be sitting down with recently single former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman. He discussed their chat with E! News saying, "When Andi and Josh got engaged. They were full on head over heels in love, and I was there, and I would have bet my house and everything that they would make it. I wanted to believe in them, and so did Andi, and you'll see in the interview that she couldn't have been happier and she couldn't have believed more in her heart that she would never ever have to date or see another man ever again. But then it didn't work." When asked if she might look for love on the show again he responded, "I love Andi to death but I don't think she would do it again. She really is heartbroken...We've had no discussions about bringing her back."
JENNIFER CARPENTER IS PREGNANT AND ENGAGED
Former Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter is engaged and pregnant. Her rep confirmed to Us Weekly that she and boyfriend Seth Avett are expecting their first child together and plan to make it official. Jennifer was previously married to her co-star Michael C. Hall from 2008 to 2011. She has been dating Seth since June 2013.
BRUCE JENNER WAS TOTALLY SOBER DURING CAR ACCIDENT
Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in Bruce Jenner's car accident last weekend. Law enforcement officials confirmed to TMZ that he passed his field sobriety test with flying colors. His blood tests also backed up the initial findings. Police are still looking into who was at fault for the crash which resulted in one fatality.
ELIZABETH BERKLEY POKES FUN AT 'SHOWGIRLS' PAST
Elizabeth Berkley posted a throwback photo on Instagram from Saved by the Bell earlier this week and poked fun at her movie flop Showgirls in the process. The picture shows Elizabeth and her female co-stars in long cheerleader skirts which inspired the caption, "Perhaps this was the moment that pushed it over the edge and led me to do #showgirls?! #life #oy #whatareyougonnado #gottalaugh cc: my love @tathiessen." The cast of Saved By the Bell reunited last week for a sketch on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon minus Lark Voorhies and Dustin Diamond.
Wednesday Feb 11th
BRIAN WILLIAMS' SUSPENDED AT NBC
NBC has suspended Brian Williams. The network released a statement last night..
Brian will take an unpaid leave of absense for six months. Lester Holt will be filling in for him during that time. Deborah Turness of NBC News said of his recently exposed Iraqi war exageration, "It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues. This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian's position. In addition, we have concerns about comments that occurred outside NBC News while Brian was talking about his experiences in the field. Millions of Americans have turned to him every day, and he has been an important and well-respected part of our organization. As I'm sure you understand, this was a very hard decision. Certainly there will be those who disagree. But we believe this suspension is the appropriate and proportionate action."
JON STEWART IS LEAVING 'THE DAILY SHOW'
Jon Stewart is moving on from The Daily Show. Network president Michele Ganeless said, "For the better part of the last two decades, I have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. Jon will remain at the helm of 'The Daily Show' until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family."
Jon has been with the show since 1999. In that time, the show has picked up 20 Emmy Awards.
BRUCE JENNER'S DOCU-SERIES WILL CONTINUE DESPITE ACCIDENT
Bruce Jenner's recent car accident won't mess with the plans for his docu-series. TMZ is reporting that there are no plans to slow down production of the show despite last weekend's tragedy. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the crash that took the life of one drive who was revealed to be a neighbor of the Kardashians.
UMA THURMAN DEBUTS NEW LOOK AT 'THE SLAP' PREMIERE
Uma Thurman attended the premiere of her new NBC series, The Slap, and has raised some eyebrows over her appearance. Several news outlets called her "unrecognizable" and UK's Daily Mail wrote, "What has Uma Thurman done to her face?" The 44-year-old wore her hair slicked back and seemed to be mostly without makeup aside from red lipstick. Her look drew comparisons to Renee Zellweger who made headlines for her new look while attending an event back in October.
TV HOST MARC SUMMERS REVEALS ILLNESS
Former Nickelodeon and Food Network personality Marc Summers has revealed his fight against Leukemia. He gave an interview to the Preston and Steve show on Monday (February 9th) where he said, "I've been sort of keeping something secret for the last five years, and I guess I'm ready to talk about it now, and that is: I was diagnosed with cancer five years ago. You know, in show business, if you talk about that stuff, it's hard to get hired afterward...And I've sort of compressed this thing and it's made me nuts." Marc added, "It's a fact that I was diagnosed with something called chronic lymphocytic leukemia. I was having stomach problems and in severe pain, went to a hospital, and they took 17 and a half inches of my small intestine out. When I woke up, I said -- because I'm a stand-up comic, just trying to make light of the situation -- 'Hey doctor, do I have cancer?' And he said, 'As a matter of fact, you do.' And that sort of freaked me out. And he said, 'You need to get to an oncologist right away.' Well, man, those are the words I don't wish on anybody."
ZACH BRAFF APOLOGIZES FOR PHARRELL TWEET
Zach Braff has issued an apology for comparing Pharrell's Grammy look to a money in a bellhop costume. He posted a side by side photo of his character from Oz the Great and Powerful and the singer at Sunday's (February 8th) award show writing, "Grammys are time-delayed in LA (?!) but someone just sent me this: #IWoreItBetter" The former Scrubs star tried to clarify the tweet by writing, "I love Pharrell. I thought the outfit he wore was similar to that of my bell hop outfit in Oz. I apologize."
SCOTT FOLEY TALKS FATHERHOOD
Scandal actor Scott Foley admits that being a dad can drive you crazy. He recently told People, "Fatherhood is insane. I'm lucky enough to have three healthy children. And I'm lucky enough to be woken up every day between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. My 2½-year-old, if he doesn't 'drop' anything at 3 a.m., it's a good night. I nap at lunch. But if I take up any longer than 10 minutes, I'm a wreck for the day. And I make up call times. If I have to be on set at 9 a.m., I'll say, 'Sorry, babe, I got to be there at 7.' Then, I sleep in my trailer for a couple hours." Scott is a dad to three-month-old son Konrad, two-and-a-half-year-old Keller, and five-year-old daughter Malina.
Tuesday Feb 11th
SCARLETT JOHNANSSON SAYS DAUGHTER DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WHAT SHE EXPECTED
Scarlett Johansson admits in the new issue of W magazine that her daughter does quite look like what she expected. The new mom explains, "When she came out of me, I was so surprised. I had a very strong picture in my mind of what my baby would look like. And, of course, she is completely different. Perfect, but not what I'd imagined." Scarlett adds, "Now, of course, I can't picture her any other way." Baby Rose Dorothy was born back in September.
KATIE COURIC DENIES THAT SHE'S GUNNING FOR BRIAN WILLIAMS' JOB
Katie Couric isn't trying to nab Brian Williams' job at NBC Nightly News. The journalist tweeted on Monday (February 9th,) "Been out of pocket – any rumors about me and NBC completely untrue. Wishing my friends at my former home the best during this tough time." Outlets including the New York Daily News compared Katie to a shark smelling blood and claimed she was already hitting up her old contacts at the network.
GIULIANA RANCIC CRITICIZED FOR WEIGHT ON GRAMMY RED CARPET
Social media erupted on Sunday night (February 8th) over concern for Giuliana Rancic's tiny figure. One user tweeted, "Giuliana's jumpsuit is AMAZE but goddammit she is so disgustingly skinny..." Others said she looks sick and needs to eat more. The E! personality retweeted some of the positive responses to her red carpet look but has not addressed the comments about her weight.
ARTIST WANTS TO REPLACE BILL COSBY STATUES WITH A NAKED SCULPTURE
An artist named Rodman Edwards wants two public statues of Bill Cosby to be replaced by a bronze sculpture he made called "Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable." The statue is his character Dr. Cliff Huxtable naked with just a miniature statue of his Fat Albert character cover his genitals. Edwards discussed the work with Huffington Post saying, "I want people to see what Cosby is really like. I gave him a creepy look because he's a creepy guy. I was a big Fat Albert fan until I found out how he really was. I just think if the allegations are true, then he should not be represented the way he is by the TV Hall of Fame. Until he apologizes, I think this is a more honest depiction of Cosby." He will officially unveil his proposal for the statue on February 20th at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida.
LEIGHTON MEESTER LISTS HER HOUSE
Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester has listed her L.A. bachelorette pad. She is asking $2.35 million for the property. She bought the back four-bedroom, four and half bathroom house back in 2011. Leighton married The O.C. star Adam Brody last year.
ABC FAMILY PULLS PLUG ON 'MELISSA AND JOEY'
ABC Family has announced their decision not to renew Melissa and Joey for a fifth season. The network said in a statement, "We are proud of the milestones Melissa & Joey has achieved, being the network's first sitcom to reach 100 episodes and the network's first comedy to win a People's Choice Award. Now that the kids are grown and Mel and Joe have married and are looking towards starting a family, it seemed like a natural time to bring the series to a close. We are grateful to Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, and the whole cast and crew who worked so hard on this successful show." The show's 100th episode will be a mid-season finale airing on March 18th. The remaining episodes will air over the summer.
Monday Feb 10th
GRAMMYS WINNER'S LIST
Album of the Year:Morning Phase, Beck
Record of the Year: "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith
Song of the Year: “Stay With Me” (Darkchild version), Sam Smith
Best New Artist:Sam Smith
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Say Something,” A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
Best Pop Vocal Album: In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy (Live),” Pharrell Willams
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Cheek To Cheek, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
Best Urban Contemporary Album: GIRL, Pharrell Williams
Best Rap Performance “i,” Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap Album: The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
Best Rap Song: “i,” Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “The Monster,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
Best R&B Performance: “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Best R&B Song: “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Best Rock Song: “Ain’t It Fun,” Paramore
Best Rock Album: Morning Phase, Beck
Best Rock Performance: “Lazaretto,” Jack White
Best Dance Recording: “Rather Be,” Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro, Aphex Twin
Best Reggae Album: Fly Rasta, Ziggy Marley
Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical): “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix), Tijs Michiel Verwest
Best Music Video: “Happy,” Pharrell
Best Country Album: Platinum, Miranda Lambert
CHRIS PRATT VISITS BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Chris Pratt made good on his Super Bowl bet with Chris Evans by visiting Christopher's Haven in Boston on Friday (February 6th.) As promised, the actor showed up in character as Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. He was joined by Evans who opted to wear a New England Patriots jersey instead of his Captain America costume. The pair also handed out Marvel and Disney loot to all of the kids. Despite winning, Evans has promised to also visit Seattle Children's hospital as his superhero alter-ego.
BUSY PHILIPPS REVEALS THAT KATIE HOLMES STOPPED TALKING TO HER AFTER TOM CRUISE MARRIAGE
Former Dawson's Creek actress Busy Philipps dropped by Watch What Happens Live last week where she revealed that she did not keep in touch with Katie Holmes after her wedding to Tom Cruise. Busy told host Andy Cohen, "I left her several voicemail messages. I just remember when it happened and I was like, 'Are you on a plane in San Francisco with Tom Cruise? What's happening?' And then I saw her like three years later and she had a kid." Busy joined the cast of Dawson's Creek in 2001 as Audrey Liddell.
EVAN RACHEL WOOD SLAMS TABLOID STORY ABOUT NIKKI REED AND IAM SOMERHALDER
Evan Rachel Wood denies she has any ill will toward her Thirteen co-star, Nikki Reed, and her engagement to Ian Somerhalder. OK! magazine is reporting that Evan found out about the engagement through the media because Nikki knew that she doesn't support the relationship. Wood tweeted on Saturday (February 7th,) "Haha! Apparently I don't like you, according to the tabloids. Could not be happier for you and Nikki. @iansomerhalder."
MAN ARRESTED FOR LIVING IN ELLEN PAGE'S CARPORT
A man named Jordan Dillard was arrested last week for living on Ellen Page's property without her knowledge. He apparently set up camp in her carport while she was out of town with bedding, a cell phone, a laptop, iPod, a pot pipe, and a Playstation controller. The actress only found out about his presence when he knocked on the window of her home and tried to get in through her front door. Jordan was arrested on a trespassing charge and has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from her.
'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK' ACTRESS ENGAGED
Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria is engaged to girlfriend Chelsea Fairless. She announced the news on Facebook last week writing, "Yes bitches I am engaged. Despite their concerns about the patriarchal confines of marriage, actor/singer Lea DeLaria & editrix Chelsea Fairless of Brooklyn, New York are pleased to announce their engagement. No date has been set for the impending nuptials but it's safe to say that it will be the event of the season, or a total s**t show." She also shared a photoshopped picture from Liza Minnelli's wedding to David Gest from 2002.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
1. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, $56M
2. American Sniper, $24.1M
3. Jupiter Ascending, $19M
4. Seventh Son, $7.1M
5/6. Paddington, $5.3M
Project Almanac, $5.3M
7/8. The Imitation Game, $4.8M
The Wedding Ringer, $4.8M
9. Black or White, $4.5M
10. The Boy Next Door, $4.1M
Friday Feb 6th
JOHNNY DEPP IS MARRIED
Johnny Depp decided to move up his wedding date from this weekend to yesterday! The 51-year-old married his 28-year-old bride, Amber Heard, on his private island in the Bahamas on Wednesday (February 4th.) The couple got together after Depp ended his 14-year relationship with Vanessa Paradis back in 2012. They got engaged in January 2014.
KIM KARDASHIAN GETS NAKED AGAIN
Apparently breaking the internet just isn't enough. Kim Kardashian is naked again...this time in the new issue of Love magazine. A photo from the shoot showing her oiled up wearing glasses and an open robe has been making the rounds online. Another photo showing off her famous derriere while crouched over and smoking a cigarette was leaked last weekend. Kim tweeted about her work with Love last month when the cover was released writing, "Can't wait for u to see 30+ page spread. We shot for 3 days straight at a motel in LA. One night til 4am."
RILEY KEOUGH TIES THE KNOT
Elvis' granddaughter has gotten married. Riley Keough married her Aussie fiancé Ben-Smith Petersen on Wednesday (February 4th.) The couple got engaged in August. It is believed that they first met on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road which is being released in May. Riley previously dated singer Ryan Cabrera and was briefly engaged to Alex Pettyfer.
KATY PERRY IS GETTING INTO THE APP GAME
Katy Perry is launching an app. The pop star is teaming up with Glu Mobile for a new game that will be released later this year. The company said in a statement, "Katy is arguably the most recognized musician in America following her Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance this past Sunday. She is a cultural icon and we expect to translate key elements of her success into an innovative, highly entertaining mobile experience." Glu is the team behind Kim Kardashian's game which earned over $74 million last year.
KATE MIDDLETON AND PRINCE WILLIAM DON'T KNOW THEIR BABY'S GENDER
Rumors about Kate Middleton and Prince William expecting a baby girl are apparently false. Palace insiders are telling E! News that there is no truth to the gossip that they have chosen to name their daughter "Diana" after his late mother. The source explained, "The couple do not know what the sex of the baby is!"
VIOLA DAVIS REVEALS HOW SHE FOUND HER SEXY
How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis appears in the new issue of Essence explaining how it took years to come around and see her own beauty. She tells the magazine, "I always tried to be the 90-lb. white girl. Only because we did a lot of classical training and all of the ingénues in Shakespeare were very small women. So I tried to make myself small. Literally. I don't know how I did that. I was like thinking, 'Small. Light.' I would try to have a higher voice, which sounds ridiculous, right? But I felt like there's only one way to be sexy. It's almost like I felt like I had to disappear." The 49-year-old goes on to say, "It feels really good to embrace exactly who I am and be my sexy or be my sexualized. To be my woman, you know?. And it's been the joy of my life. It really has and I think it found me at the right time of my life."
HEIDI MONTAG SUPPORTS HER FATHER
Former Hills star Heidi Montag doesn't buy the recent allegations made against her father that led to his arrest last month for sexual abuse and aggravated incest. A source told Us Magazine, "It's all coming from an estranged family member with ulterior motives. Heidi doesn't believe any of it. She grew up in that house and knows her father's character...and 100 percent believes all of the accusations are false." Bill Montag is accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl from 1993 to 1998.
ANDY COHEN CALLS OUT 'THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS'
Andy Cohen took a moment on his show on Tuesday night (February 3rd) to call out the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for using the phrase "my gays" while throwing a party on the most recent episode. Andy said, "Even though some of your friends might be gay, which is great, they are not yours. You do not own them. We are not cattle. We are not purses. The next time you feel like saying 'my gays,' replace it with 'my blacks' and see how that turns out."
NICOLE KIDMAN GIVES GEOFFREY RUSH CREDIT FOR INTRODUCING HER TO KEITH URBAN
Nicole Kidman spoke at The G'Day LA and AACTA International event earlier this week where she recalled meeting her husband, Keith Urban, at the same party 10 years earlier. The Paddington star also revealed that Geoffrey Rush helped facilitate their meeting. She told the crowd, "Yes I did meet Keith here Geoffrey, everyone claims they introduced us but you can have it." The event celebrates Australian entertainers.
Thursday Feb 5th
JONAH HILL HAS A NEW GIRLFRIEND
Jonah Hill has apparently ended things with his recent dietician girlfriend, Brooke Glazer, and found a new romance. The Wolf of Wall Street actor attended a screening of the Netflix documentary, Virunga, last weekend where he was introducing people to his date named Camille. Sources tell Page Six that the new couple went out to dinner with another couple following the screening.
IS ELLEN BARKIN GETTING MARRIED?
Rumors circulated on Wednesday (February 4th) that Ellen Barkin is engaged to British Barrister Ben Emmerson. Ben is an acquaintance of Amal Alamuddin who met Ellen at Amal's wedding to George Clooney. A source told Us Weekly, "She is so happy and in love again. Ellen met him at George and Amal's wedding and they totally hit it off. It happened quickly but she's totally fallen for him and flies to see him all the time." A rep for Ben issued a statement denying the rumor saying, "Mr. Emmerson is not engaged to Ellen Barkin." 60-year-old Barkin was previously married to Gabriel Byrne from 1988 to 1999 and Ronald O. Perelman from 2000 to 2006. She has two kids from her marriage to Byrne.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY'S SIDE BUSINESS ENRAGES ANIMAL RIGHTS PEOPLE
Animal rights activists are not happy with Matthew McConaughey's second job. The Oscar-winner owns was ranch in Mertzon, Texas with his brother that allows people to come on the property to hunt deer. The 22,000 acre property is enclosed which means the animals can't run away. People have taken to Facebook to express their outrage by writing messages like, "We just lost all respect for you...This is NOT HUNTING...This is disgusting behavior for human beings!" Matthew has not yet responded to the controversy.
JOAN RIVERS' DOCTOR DENIES NEGLECT
Dr. Renuka Bankulla, Joan Rivers' anesthesiologist in the surgery that took her life, insists that she did everything she could to try and save the late comedian. The doctor has filed court papers claiming that she took every lifesaving measure to try and resuscitate Joan when her vital signs crashed during the procedure. Joan's daughter, Melissa Rivers, recently filed a lawsuit against her and the other doctors at Yorkville Endoscopy for the incident that led to her death back in August.
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT STEPS OUT WITH NEW WIFE
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stepped out with his new bride, Tasha McCauley, on Monday (February 2nd) for the first time since their secret wedding. The couple was photographed heading to Little Dom's in Los Feliz. Joseph and Tasha were married on December 20th in a private ceremony at their home.
Wednesday Feb 4th
ROBIN WILLIAMS FAMILY FIGHTING OVER HIS WILL
Robin Williams' widow, Susan Schneider, is fighting with his children from his previous marriage over his estate. She has filed court documents claiming that Zak, Zelda, and Cody Williams allegedly removed items from their home in the days following his death which she believes should be hers. Robin's will instructs that his personal effects, including his awards, movie memorabilia, action figures, graphic novels, theater masks, and other items go to his children. Sources tell TMZ that the kids are claiming that they were actually denied entry into the house by Susan and they believe she is now just trying to pull a money grab. Susan and Robin were married less than three years before he passed last summer.
DRUGS FOUND IN SECOND SWEEP OF BOBBI KRISTINA'S HOUSE
TMZ is reporting that police found drugs in Bobbi Kristina's house when they went back to search for a second time. The cops will apparently only confirm that they seized several items on the second go-round but a family insider has confirmed that the items were drugs. The first search didn't turn up any of the drugs because they were only looking for things that were in plain sight.
LINDSAY AND DINA LOHAN ARE SUING FOX NEWS
Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina are suing Fox News for stating on-air that they did cocaine together. They have filed a lawsuit against the network, Sean Hannity, and Michelle Fields for the comment made on Hannity on February 4th, 2014. According to E! News, the complaint states that they sent a letter shortly after the episode demanding a retraction and that the content be removed from the website. Fox did run a statement that the comment wasn't verified but never took down the clip which allowed it to circulate around the web. The mother and daughter are seeking compensatory and punitive damages over the severe mental and emotional distress they suffered, and continue to suffer, as a result of the comment. The Lohans are also arguing that it caused them "economic loss, including loss of income, entertainment and acting contracts, present and future diminished income and economic opportunities."
TAYLOR SWIFT EXPLAINS DECISION NOT TO PERFORM AT GRAMMYS
Taylor Swift posted a note to her Tumblr page on Monday (February 2nd) to explain why she isn't performing at the Grammy's next weekend. She wrote, "A lot of you have been asking about the Grammys this week and I just wanted to give you an update. I'm really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys this year and even more excited that I'll be there having a dance party/rage fest in the audience. I will also be presenting the award for Best New Artist. Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I'm not going to be performing on the Grammys this year. I need this time to focus only on the tour. I hope I'll see you out there at one of the stadiums this summer having a rage fest of your own!" Taylor's tour kicks off in Louisiana in May.
RYAN REYNOLDS DENIES RUMORED BABY NAME
Ryan Reynolds has denied the rumor that his newborn daughter with Blake Lively is named Violet. He recently told USA Today, "No that's not the name. I don't want to get into that but I don't know where that came from." The baby girl was born back at the end of December.
Tuesday Feb 3rd
LEONARDO DICAPRIO ASKED TO LOSE WEIGHT BY RIHANNA
Rihanna's rumored romance with Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly hit a snag because of his weight. A source told OK! Magazine, "Leo is a lot more flabbier than her usual lovers. She wants him to get a six-pack." The insider added, "Leo thinks it's all highly amusing. He's never had a girl tell him what to do, so you can imagine how much he's loving it." It was also recently reported that Rihanna has been looking to get a new tattoo which Leo asked her not to do until she was in love again.
MINDY KALING GETS SWEET MESSAGE FROM HER EX
Mindy Kaling spent Super Bowl Sunday (February 1st) watching the game with former Office co-star and ex-boyfriend B.J. Novak who tweeted out a special message in response to her commercial for Nationwide insurance where she is treated like she's invisible. B.J. wrote, "YOU'RE NOT INVISIBLE TO ME @MINDYKALING." The love note was retweeted nearly 6,900 times and favorited over 18,000 times. Mindy has commented in the past that if he had asked her to marry him while they were dating she would have said yes.
TAYLOR SWIFT'S TV IDOLS POST TOGETHER
Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo met up at the Super Bowl where they bonded over Taylor Swift. The pop star's cats are both named after their popular characters -- Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU and Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy. The actresses posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, "This one goes out to @TaylorSwift13 @taylorswift #CatsOutOfTheBag #NFL #NationalFelineLeague #MeowMeow #CatsMeow." Swift shared the photo to her followers and wrote, "OH. MY. GOD."
HELEN MIRREN TAKES THE SUBWAY
A photo has been going viral on Instagram of Dame Helen Mirren riding the New York City subway. User Jason Lowe spotted her on the train and shared the photo writing, "Well, that just happened | Dame Helen Mirren sitting across from me on the R train #helenmirren #subway #holycrap #NYC" The 69-year-old is currently starring in the Broadway play, The Audience, as Queen Elizabeth II.
PEREZ HILTON COMPARES 'CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER' EXPERIENCE TO LIVING WITH AIDS
Perez Hilton has been overseas in the UK taking part in Celebrity Big Brother and recently compared his experience to living through the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. He said, "I have been traumatized. By the experience. By living with so many people who feel extremely negative thoughts about me. By Katie Hopkins, who told Nadia in front of many other people 'We should isolate him.' It's like being diagnosed with AIDS in the early 80s. She was trying to get everybody to be afraid of me and ostracize me." Housemate and RuPaul's Drag Race judge Michelle Visage took offense and responded, "Having lost 20 plus friends to AIDS, that is a bit extreme!" She previously commented on the show that Perez is an embarrassment and has been "setting the LGBT community back half a century."