Wednesday January 28th
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY SAYS HER NAME WAS A MISTAKE
Keira Knightley has revealed that her name was actually a spelling error made by her mother. She explains in the new issue of Elle, "I was meant to be named ‘Kiera', after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day. My dad fancied her and nicked her name for me. But it was my mum who went to register my birth, and she accidentally spelled 'ei' instead of 'ie' because my mum's crap at spelling. Apparently, when she came back, he said: 'WHAT THE F***? You've spelt her name wrong!' What were they going to do, though? Once it's on the piece of paper, it's on the piece of paper. And that's me. A spelling error."
LINDSAY LOHAN HITS UP CLUBS IN PARIS
Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to appear in court today to discuss her community service but that didn't stop her from partying it up in Paris lately. The star was spotted hitting up the Paris club, Le Titty Twister, until early on Sunday (January 25th) morning. A source told People, "She came in with two friends around 3 in the morning and stayed until around 5, 5:30. She danced and amused herself a lot." It was recently revealed that Lindsay contracted a rare virus called chikungunya on a trip to Bora Bora.
EDDIE REDMAYNE'S WIFE KEEPS HIM HUMBLED
Eddie Redmayne may be dominating award season for his role in The Theory of Everything but his new wife is helping him stay grounded. He recently told E! News, "There was a moment yesterday where I was in rehearsal and my wife was calling me because our dishwasher broke down. So in the process of trying to focus on my craft, I was dealing with the blocked pipes." Eddie married Hannah Bagshawe back in December.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR WANTS TO END BEAUTY PAGEANTS
Sarah Michelle Gellar was apparently not a big fan of this year's Miss Universe pageant. The actress, who has recently been tweeting about her experience filming an installment of Princess Rap Battles, wrote on Monday (January 26th,) "On the subject of "Princesses", can we finally end beauty pageants? Cruelty to humans? Let's never forget "The Iraq" #MissUniverse." Regardless of Sarah's opinion, Colombia's Paulina Vega beat out 80 other countries for the title at Sunday's pageant in Miami.
CARA DELEVINGNE CAUSES BACKLASH OVER LION CUB PHOTOS
Cara Delevingne has caused a bit of a stir for doing a photo shoot for watch brand Tag Heuer while holding a lion cub. Wildlife expert Dr Neil D'Cruze said in a statement, "Lion cubs are not photo props. Their health and well-being should not be compromised. They belong in the wild, not draped over a celebrity just to sell a designer watch. Our concern is that such high profile adverts will legitimize these cruel encounters with wild animals. I am sure that both advertisers and consumers alike would think twice about the commercial use of wild animals if they were aware of the suffering involved behind the scenes." The charity World Animal Protection also complained about the shoot saying, "The images support an industry that relies on animal cruelty."
Tuesday January 27th
EDWARD NORTON FINALLY REAVEALS SON'S NAME
Edward Norton has finally revealed the name of his son with Shauna Robertson nearly two years after his birth. Sources tell Us Weekly that the couple named him Atlas. He was born in March 2013. Edward and Shauna got married in 2012 -- a few months prior to Atlas' birth.
PATRICK DEMPSEY HINTED AT MARRIAGE ISSUES PRIOR TO SPLIT ANNOUNCEMENT
Patrick Dempsey gave a bit of a hint about his marriage drama to the Associated Press on Friday (January 23rd) a few hours before news broke that his wife filed for divorce. He didn't discuss the relationship specifically but he did say, "It would be nice to be one-pointed and not spread so thin sometimes. I think where I'm going is to really streamline and be much more specific in balancing things a little bit better than I have in the past."
JAMES CAAN IS SPLITTING FROM HIS WIFE AGAIN
James Caan has filed paperwork to end his marriage to his wife Linda for the third time. He previously filed back in 2005 and again in 2009 but the case was dismissed both times. They have been married for 18 years and have two sons together -- 19-year-old James and 16-year-old Jacob. James had three previous marriages before he and Linda got together.
NIKKI REED GUSHES OVER IAN SOMERHALDER AT SUNDANCE
Nikki Reed may be freshly divorced but she is so ready to walk down the aisle again. The Twilight actress had nothing but good things to say about her fiancé, Ian Somerhalder, while attending a party at Sundance over the weekend. Nikki told Us Magazine, "He's so beautiful inside and out! He's quite possibly the most amazing man that's ever walked the planet, it's crazy. I'm so lucky, I love him." Nikki and Ian have only been dating for six months.
LUPITA NYONG'O AND JARED LETO GOT FLIRTY AFTER THE SAG AWARDS
Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o took the stage together at the SAG awards on Sunday (January 25th) but their real fun allegedly went down at the Weinstein-Netflix after-party. A source told E! News, "They were having tons of fun together. They were together most of the night whether they were outside chatting or inside dancing." Another witness said that there was no visible PDA but the vibe definitely seemed flirty.
EMMA WATSON CAST IN LIVE-ACTION 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'
Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast. The former Harry Potter star wrote on Facebook on Monday (January 25th,) "I'm finally able to tell you...that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling -- heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it." The studio has hired Dreamgirls director Bill Condon to helm the project.
LOUIS C.K. CANCELS NEW YORK SHOW
The snowy weather in New York City forced Louis C.K. to cancel his scheduled show tonight (January 27th) at Madison Square Garden. The show would have been his fourth at the venue and was going to break the record for the most times a comedian has sold out MSG in a single tour. An email was sent out to ticket holders on Monday (January 26th) letting them know that they would be receiving a full refund.
JESSICA JONES' ADDS FORMER 'DOCTOR WHO' STAR
Former Doctor Who star, David Tennant, has joined the cast of Marvel's upcoming Netflix series Jessica Jones. He will be playing the villain known as Killgrave. Krysten Ritter has already been cast in the titular role. The show's 13-episode first season will debut on the streaming service later this year.
FOX'S RUMORED 'X-MEN' SERIES IS MOVING FORWARD
Fox is reportedly negotiating a deal with Marvel to make their rumored X-Men series a reality. 24 executive producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto will serve as showrunners. The network has already found success with superhero shows with the freshman drama Gotham which has been renewed for a second season.
ADAM SANDLER'S FIRST NETFLIX FILM IS A WESTERN
The first film Adam Sandler will release as part of his deal with Netflix will be a Western comedy called The Ridiculous 6. The comedian has also recruited big names for the film including Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell, and Breaking Bad's Lavell Crawford. It also rumored that Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, and Whitney Cummings will appear in the film. Production is expected to begin next month.
Monday January 26th
LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND RIHANNA ARE NOTHING NEW
One of Hollywood's latest buzzed-about hookups may not be as new as we all were led to believe. According to Us Weekly, Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna have been flirty for years.
Sources say that the actor has had a thing for RiRi dating back to 2009 when they were both at L.A.'s club Villa and he allegedly stared at her for an hour. He even supposedly asked the DJ to move his equipment out of the way because it was obstructing his view of her. Their flirtation started up again when they both attended Coachella in 2011. An insider revealed, "They've rocked in the same room a lot. Leo's had her to his house for get-togethers."
SETH ROGEN TRIES TO CLEAR UP 'AMERICAN SNIPER' TWEET
Seth Rogen took to Twitter on Thursday (January 22nd) to apologize again for his tweet saying that American Sniper reminded him of the film within the film in Inglorious Basterds.
The Interview star wrote, "I truly hope this clears things up: It appears, I need to further clarify a tweet I sent a few days ago: I said a sniper movie kind of reminded me of a scene in another movie that involved a sniper movie. I didn't compare the two at all. I merely said that one kind of reminded me of the other, because both involved plots about the most lethal of snipers. People then claimed that I compared the movie American Sniper to Nazi propaganda, something I would NEVER do, (I've already publically explained that I enjoyed American Sniper) and also implied that I have something against Chris Kyle and veterans in general, neither of which are true in the least. My grandfather was a veteran. My comment about the movie was not meant to have any political implications. Any political meaning was ascribed to my comment by news commentary. I'm sorry if this somehow offended anyone, but that was not my intention."
SEAN PENN IS ADOPTING CHARLIZE THERON'S SON
Sean Penn has reportedly started the process of adopting Charlize Theron's three-year-old son, Jackson. According to People, this is the first step toward marriage. A source told the magazine, "Charlize and Sean are very serious. Charlize says this is it. Jackson already calls Sean 'Daddy.'" There are also unconfirmed rumors that Sean and Charlize are engaged after over a year of dating. Sean also has a 23-year-old daughter named Dylan and a 21-year-old son named Hopper from his marriage to Robin Wright.
GIA GIUDICE REACTS TO HER MOTHER'S IMPRISONMENT
Gia Giudice says her mother Teresa is making the best of her time behind bars. The 14-year-old chatted with Access Hollywood last week saying, "We can talk to her daily and we have access to emailing her whenever we want. It definitely helps with coping and with missing her. She always just said to me, 'Stay strong for mommy. You'll see me soon.'" Gia added, "She's doing amazing. I knew it was coming. My sisters are okay. They obviously miss her dearly, but they're doing okay. My dad has been amazing. He's honestly the rock. He's helping us so much." Gia and her girl group, 3KT, released a new video for a song about Teresa called "Just 13."
RYAN REYNOLDS IS ADJUSTING TO FATHERHOOD
Ryan Reynolds is a proud papa but admits to having his hands full with his new baby. He told People at Sundance over the weekend, "I gotta jump in and do all those sorts of things. I mean, I've even tried breastfeeding. It's frustrating for the baby and frankly disturbing for me...not well is the answer." Ryan added, "It's amazing that you can be that exhausted and that happy at the same time." The Mississippi Grind star and wife Blake Lively welcomed their daughter back in December.
JASON SEGEL HAS FOUND NEW ROMANCE
Us Weekly is reporting that Jason Segel has struck up a new romance with photographer Alexis Mixter. They were photographed on Friday (January 23rd) holding hands in West Hollywood. They were also seen together last month at LAX airport. Jason was previously linked to Aussie actress Bojana Novakovic and Michelle Williams.
KYLIE JENNER DENIES THAT SHE IS A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT
Kylie Jenner took a moment from her night at the Sugar Factory American Brasserie grand opening in Rosemont, Illinois on Friday (January 23rd) to clear up the rumor that she has dropped out of school. She told People, "I haven't dropped out of school. I still go to school every day." The 17-year-old is home-schooled by a teacher and has about four months left until she earns her diploma. Kylie also discussed her post high school plans saying, "I want to keep doing what I do now. I love fashion...I have a lot of interests I'm pursuing."
SNOOKI BECOMES ORDAINED
MTV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi revealed on Twitter last week that she has become ordained as a minister to officiate a gay wedding. The grooms are hairstylists Bradley Moreland and Luis Miller. Their wedding will take place on June 19th. She wrote, "I'm OFFICIALLY Ordained!!! Just call me Mama Reverend. Cannot wait to marry my loves."
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
1. American Sniper, $64.3M
2. The Boy Next Door, $15M
3. Paddington, $12.39M
4. The Wedding Ringer, $11.6M
5. Taken 3, $7.6M
6. The Imitation Game, $7.1M
7. Strange Magic, $5.5M
8. Selma, $5.5M
9. Mortdecai, $4.1M
10. Into The Woods, $3.88M
Friday January 23rd
DENVER THEATER REFUNDS 1,200 TICKETS TO BILL COSBY SHOW
Bill Cosby's tour might be staying on but not many people want to see it anymore. According to The Denver Post, nearly forty percent of ticketholders requested refunds for his recent shows in the area. The comedian performed two sets last week and the venue refunded 1,200 of the 3,100 tickets sold. The performances were also met with protesters outside the venue screaming things like "Rape is not a joke!" and "No means no!" People who chose to keep their tickets cheered as Bill took the stage.
SCOTT DISICK HAS SLIPPED BACK TO HIS PARTYING WAYS
Scott Disick may have a new baby at home but rumors are circulating that he has slipped back into his hard-partying lifestyle. Us Weekly is reporting that his recent ski weekend pushed Kourtney Kardashian to put her foot down. An insider told the magazine, "Scott is in a very dark place. He's been partying nonstop." Another source added, "Kourtney is so sick of him. She has had enough. He goes out partying leaving her at home with a newborn. Everyone on the outside says she has to leave him."
JENNIFER GARNER IS OVER DIETING FOR ROLES
Jennifer Garner is over the days of dieting for roles. The Danny Collins star recently told Yahoo Beauty, "I mean, believe me, there's always a point in the fitting where I feel like, 'Why didn't I just try to lose four pounds and then I could wear any dress?' I just can't though. I dieted for so long in the middle of doing Alias and being a superhero, that there's something in me that can't do anything that extreme." The mother of three also explains that she is good with her food about 80 percent of the time but has difficulty passing up pizza.
PRINCE ANDREW BREAKS SILENCE ON SEX SCANDAL ALLEGATIONS
Prince Andrew stands by the Buckingham Palace statements claiming he has nothing to do with the allegations made by Virginia Roberts that she was his friend's sex slave and was involved in several sexual encounters with him. He said during an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, "I just wish to reiterate and reaffirm the statements already made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace. My focus is on my work." According to ITV, "You could hear a pin drop when he spoke." Lawyers for Virginia have sent a certified letter urging him to submit to questioning under oath but the letter was allegedly refused delivery.
DUSTIN DIAMOND PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN STABBING INCIDENT
Former Saved By the Bell star Dustin Diamond has entered a "Not Guilty" plea in the case where he is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight in Wisconsin over the holidays. The victim is claiming that he shoved Dustin during the argument but did not realize he had been cut until later on. Dustin's lawyer is arguing that nobody who was at the bar at the time of the fight reported witnessing the stabbing. The 38-year-old is currently free on bond. His fiancée, Amanda Schutz, is also facing charges.
AMANDA BYNES WON'T BE PROSECUTED FOR RECENT DUI
The L.A. City Attorney has opted not to prosecute Amanda Bynes for her DUI arrest from back in September 2014. Amanda was under the influence of Adderall at the time of the arrest. The attorney has turned the case over to the D.A. because the infraction could be a violation of her probation from her 2012 DUI. Amanda could be facing jail time for the incident.
RACHAEL LEIGH COOK IS PREGNANT
Rachael Leigh Cook and her husband Daniel Gillies are expecting their second child together. The couple told E! News, "We're as happy as we were surprised by this wonderful news! We haven't slept since 2013 and welcome advice from all parents who survived Two Under Two." They also have a daughter named Charlotte Easton Gillies who was born in September 2013.
Thursday January 22nd
JENNIFER ANISTON STILL TALKS TO BRAD PITT
Jennifer Aniston insists that she and Brad Pitt are on good terms. The Cake star appears in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter discussing their relationship and why she is over talking about it. Jennifer explains, "We're not in daily communication. But we wish nothing but wonderful things for each other. Nobody did anything wrong. You know what I mean? It was just like, sometimes things happen. If the world only could just stop with the stupid, soap-opera bullshit. There's no story. I mean, at this point it's starting to become -- please, give more credit to these human beings."
ZOOEY DESCHANEL IS ENGAGED
It looks like Zooey Deschanel will be shopping for a wedding dress as well as maternity clothes. A rep for the New Girl star has confirmed that she is marrying her baby-daddy Jacob Pechenik. She was previously married to Death Cab for Cutie member Ben Gibbard before their split in 2012. News of Zooey's first pregnancy broke last week.
BRUCE JENNER TO DISCUSS NEW APPEARANCE ON NEXT SEASON OF REALITY SHOW
Us Weekly is reporting that Bruce Jenner has agreed to address his changing appearance on the next season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Sources tell the magazine that the recent InTouch article that photo-shopped his face on a woman's body made him realize he needs to address the rumors. An insider explained, "Bruce was upset by InTouch's story. Bruce and Kris address his changing appearance in a scene they shot together. It will be a plotline." The source added, "His family has been pushing him to make a statement. It's a serious subject."
LEANN RIMES REALITY SHOW AXED
VH1 has canceled LeAnn Rimes' reality show with hubby Eddie Cibrian after one season. The show premiered last July and immediately addressed the controversial start of their romance when they were both married to other people. LeAnn said when the show premiered, "This show gave us an opportunity to take back our lives in a way and show a different side of us than what people really believe. Look, if their minds are changed or opened or whatever, that's wonderful. But if not, I don't think we're really set up to change anyone's mind."
CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY IS MARRIED AND EXPECTING A BABY WITH WIFE
A rep for Chad Michael Murray broke the news that the actor secretly married his Chosen co-star Sarah Roemer over the summer and they are expecting a baby together. The rep revealed, "Chad and Sarah are extremely happy and excited, and enjoying their life together." The 33-year-old was previously married to his One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush but they split up after only five months. He was also engaged to actress Kenzie Dalton for seven years before they split up in 2013.
KARINA SMIRNOFF IS ENGAGED
Karina Smirnoff's next routine may be a dance down the aisle. The Dancing with the Stars pro is engaged to boyfriend Jason Adelman. They have been dating for less than a year. Karina was previously engaged to fellow cast member Maksim Chmerkovskiy back in 2008 before they split in September 2009. She was also engaged to baseball pitcher Brad Penny in 2010 but they ended their engagement in December 2011.
ELTON JOHN MAKING BIG MONEY ON HIS VEGAS RESIDENCY
Elton John has reportedly outdone Britney Spears on his paychecks for his Vegas residency at The Colosseum. According to TMZ, the singer will be taking in over $500,000 a show. His deal has him taking in 88% of ticket sales and he also has final say over ticket pricing. Britney is making around $475,000 per show. Elton's residency started last week and runs until April 14th.
BRAVO STAR'S DEATH RULED AN ACCIDENT
The death of Bravo personality Greg Plitt has been ruled an accident. According to People, the L.A. coroner has revealed that his death was caused multiple blunt force injuries. Greg was apparently trying to prove the potency of a new energy drink by outrunning a train for a new video which led to the accident. A spokesperson for the city's Metrolink said in a statement, "This was not an authorized shoot. We get two to three requests a month for filming and we go through a permitting process where we do a site check, put everyone through a detailed safety briefing and most importantly we have a flag man there with the crew on the day of filming. The flagman knows the schedule of the trains and communicates with operations, but none of that occurred. We had no idea they were going to be out there. The engineer did see Mr. Plitt and used the brakes and sounded the horns, but he was still struck. It’s is a terrible tragedy."
Wednesday January 21st
JOHN TRAVOLTA EXPLAINS 3 AM GYM VISIT
John Travolta's recently publicized late-night visits to the gym are inspired by his children.
The actor attempted to explain his workout regimen to Access Hollywood at an event in Beverly Hills recently saying, "As you get older, if you have kids that are young, I mean, my son's four and my daughter's 14. I should be really their grandfather, but I'm their father...So they still want me to play with them at a level that I would be...a much younger man. So in order to stay healthy for them, that's what I do. I play tennis every day and I lift weights. And I take vitamins and try to keep my health so I can stick around for them."
CHRISSY TEIGEN GOES AFTER KATIE CASSIDY ON TWITTER FOR DISSING ERIN ANDREWS
Don't mess with Chrissy Teigen's friends. The model took to Twitter over the weekend to defend her pal, Erin Andrews, after she was the subject of a tweet from Arrow star Katie Cassidy questioning her ability to do her job.
It started with a tweet from Katie's co-star, Stephen Amell, who wrote, ".@ErinAndrews should ask Richard Sherman why he stayed on the field while he's a physical liability." Katie responded: "Seriously, why isn't she doing her job?? @amellywood @BrandonStrabley @ErinAndrews"
RYAN GOSLING'S STALKER IS MISSING
Ryan Gosling is having difficulty extending his restraining order against his stalker because she can't be located. According to TMZ, an L.A. just shot down his request to extend the order of protection for an additional three years because nobody knows where she is. Ryan first acquired the restraining order last year after the New York woman showed up at his house in the middle of the night and sent him harassing emails and packages.
ACTORS TURNED MUSICIANS BOTHER JOHNNY DEPP
Johnny Depp doesn't think actors should use their celebrity to launch music careers. He recently told the Sydney Morning Herald, "That whole idea for me is a sickening thing, it's always just made me sick. I've been very lucky to play on friends' records and it's still going. Music is still part of my life. But you won't be hearing The Johnny Depp Band. That won't ever exist." The Mortdecai star added, "I hate the idea, 'Come see me play the guitar because you've seen me in 12 movies.'...It shouldn't be that way. You want the people who are listening to the music to only be interested in the music."
BILLY CRYSTAL CLEARS UP SEX ON TV COMMENTS
Billy Crystal wants to clarify that his recent comments made while promoting The Comedians at TCA regarding sex on TV were not specifically about the gay community. He told The Hollywood Reporter, "What I meant was that whenever sex or graphic nudity of any kind, gay or straight, is gratuitous to the plot or story it becomes a little too much for my taste." Billy was originally asked his thoughts on what has happened on TV since playing one of the first openly gay characters on Soap to which he responded, "I've seen some stuff recently on TV in different kinds of shows where the language or the explicit sex is really, you know, sometimes I get it, and sometimes I just feel like, 'Ah, that's too much for me.'...Sometimes it's just pushed a little too far for my tastes, and I'm not going to get into which ones they are."
HOLLYWOOD SUCCESS HASN'T MADE CHRIS HEMSWORTH HAPPY
Chris Hemsworth admits in the new issue of GQ Australia that his successful film career hasn't made him as happy as he thought it would. He tells the magazine, "You get to Hollywood, you achieve something and then you realize, 'S**t, it didn't actually bring me the happiness I thought it was going to. It didn't fix anything. Look, I mean I don't wake up, look in the mirror and go, 'Yep, all is perfect.'" Chris also explains how differently he was treated after his career took of saying, "It's bulls**t. I remember how differently people treated me when things went well. Some directors and producers who never gave a s**t -- at best, they'd have given me a sideways glance. Next time I saw them, they're my best friend. That's gross."
PARIS HILTON HAS A NEW GUY
Paris Hilton has a new 18-year-old boy toy. The 33-year-old has been spotted spending time with Australian model Jordan Barrett. Most recently, they were seen partying together on Sunday night (January 18th) in Italy. Paris previously dated 23-year-old River Viiperi for two years before breaking up last year.
Tuesday January 20th
KIM GETS NAKES AGAIN
Kim Kardashian has once again stripped naked for yet another racy magazine spread. The reality star is butt-naked in the February issue of Love Magazine, and a sneak peek pic from the shoot hit the Internet earlier today. The magazine posted the shot above on its Instagram page and quickly removed it, but it had already gone viral. The photo teases a "special Prada project,” where Kim Kardashian West wears the new spring collection alongside 2012 pieces remade in this season's fabrics.
Naughty Gossip claims Cameron Diaz may be pregnant. A source tells the site: “At Cameron and Benji’ nuptials revealed Cameron didn’t take a sip of alcohol. Everyone toasted with champagne while she drank water. Plus, she hid her stomach. All the guests were whispering that she’s pregnant.”
JOHN AND KATY BACK TOGETHER AGAIN
Contact Music claims Katy Perry's friends are shocked that she and John Mayer have reconciled. A source tells the site: "It's a complete 180 from where she was weeks ago. They're both outspoken and independent. It draws them together, but it can cause problems at times.''
A source tells OK! magazine: "She broke it off last year, but John has never stopped trying to get her back - flowers, phone calls, the works. And I guess it finally worked. Katy ended it just so John would see what he was missing. But now that he's proven himself, she's willing to give the relationship another shot."
BABY GIRL FOR ALI
Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur welcomed a healthy and happy baby girl last Thursday. Vivienne Margaret MacArthur is the second child for the couple who are already proud parents to their four-year-old son, Theodore Hayes.
''American Sniper'' producer Jason Hall tells People that Bradley Cooper gained 40 pounds for his role in the film. “He was eating about every 55 minutes or something like that, and I want to say it was about 8,000 calories a day. Bradley used his own trainer, who was busting on him. I think he was working out four hours a day for several months. He was determined to do it naturally, he didn’t want to use any hormones or steroids or anything. He was just very systematic about it and took his trainer with him wherever he went.”
Monday January 19th
After a day of protests against Bill Cosby, the comedian performed two shows Saturday in Denver, and the audience gave him a standing ovation.
Cosby walked out, saying "Hey, Hey, Hey" in his traditional Fat Albert opening.
He told stories about being a husband, a father and a son, but did not say one word about the his alleged victims or the protestors outside.
At the end, the audience stood in a standing ovation, applauding loudly while Cosby, gave them a military salute and thanked them.
Lindsay Lohan got a new gig ... as a TV pitchwoman for car insurance. Lindsay is shooting a commercial for Esurance, a subsidiary of Allstate, which gives you rates online or on the phone.
The ad might just run during the Super Bowl.
Kevin Hart recently said he would not play a gay character onscreen.
The 35-year-old actor explained, "I can't. Not because I have any ill will or disrespect. Its because I don't think I'm really going to dive into that role 100 percent because of insecurities about myself trying to play that part. Does that make sense?" Hart also admitted that he turned down the role of Alpa Chino in 2008's "Tropic Thunder", which ultimately went to Brandon T. Jackson.
Hart said, "The dude, he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read. It was real flagrant. ... I was like, 'I can't do this.'" The actor and stand-up comedian went on to explain that he didn't have any problem with the gay community, adding, "As people, I love you."
BRAVO TV STAR KILLED
“Bravo” TV reality star and body builder, Greg Plitt, was struck by a train and killed on Saturday. He was 37 years old. The star of Bravo's "Work Out" and the new show "Friends to Lovers" was hit by a Metrolink train in Burbank, California, and his death is believed to have been an accident.
The fitness expert was pronounced dead at the scene.
NICK CANNON FILED FOR DIVORCE IN DECEMBER
Nick Cannon beat Mariah Carey to the courthouse. TMZ reports he quietly filed for divorce on December 12th. It could explain why Mariah showed up three hours late to tape a segment for the NBC tree-lighting special on December 3rd-- she was busy hashing out a deal.
IDINA MENZEL, JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM IN SUPER BOWL PREGAME SHOW
Super Bowl XLIX just got more star studded. NBC announced today that Frozen's Idina Menzel will be singing the national anthem and John Legend will be singing "America The Beautiful" as part of the pregame festivities. It will be Menzel's Super Bowl debut. It was previously announced that Katy Perry will headline the halftime show. The big game takes place February first.
Thursday January 15th
GWYNETH PALTROW OPENS UP ABOUT EXES BRAD PITT AND BEN AFFLECK
Gwyneth Paltrow claims to be in a good place with all of her exes including Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, and Chris Martin. She discussed her past relationships during a radio interview on Wednesday (January 14th) and explained where she stands with all of her former beaus.
"I'm sure it was a good thing for my career. I definitely fell in love with him. He was so gorgeous and sweet...I mean, he was Brad Pitt!" She also explained their breakup saying, "I was such a kid. It's taken me until 40 to get my head out of my ass. You can't make that decision when you're 22 years old...I wasn't ready. He was too good for me...I didn't know what I was doing." Gwyneth added, "If I see him we're friendly. I don't hang out with him."
"When you're in your twenties, you can get swept up. You tend to be more shallow. You think that being with a good-looking person validates you in some way." She also revealed her opinion that Ben wasn't in a good place to have a girlfriend at that time and added, "I like him. I'm friends with him still."
On Conscious Uncoupling From Chris
"It's about being friends and doing things together -- there might be times when I don't want to see him or he doesn't want to see me, but you don't need to make it all tense..." She also addressed the rumors that he has moved on to Jennifer Lawrence saying, "Who says I don't approve of Jennifer Lawrence? I respect him as the father of my children. It's his life and his decision. He wouldn't be with someone who isn't great."
ABC RUMORED TO BE AXING 'THE VIEW'
Rumors are circulating once again that The View might be getting axed at the end of this season. Sources tell UK's Daily Mail that execs feel the new changes to the show haven't helped the ratings and it may be time to cut their losses after the current 18th season.
One insider explained, "ABC feels it's exhausted their options with The View and now it's time to expand the existing franchise, GMA. They feel that since GMA is already beating NBC's TODAY during the first two hours of the broadcast, why not extend the morning broadcast? They believe the success of GMA could carry over right into that 11am slot that The View currently holds."
GARY OLDMAN EXPLAINS REASON FOR DIVORCE
Gary Oldman has revealed that age played a factor in his split from his fourth wife, Alexandra Edenborough. He said in a statement, "Alex and I had several great years together, and we shared a great love during that time. But there is big difference in our ages and ultimately that gap inevitably revealed different lifestyle interests. I am grateful for the good times we did have, and we remain friends. Of course I wish Alex the best happiness in the future." Alexandra filed for divorce last week. They had been married since New Year's Eve of 2008.
THE ROYAL FAMILY JOINS TWITTER
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry have joined Twitter. The trio will be posting from the official Kensington Palace account -- @kensingtonroyal. The account was set up on Tuesday (January 13th) with a tweet that read, "Hello from Kensington Palace! Welcome to our new Twitter account." A follow-up tweet read, "This account represents The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry - follow for updates on their work and the #RoyalFoundation." They scored over 65,000 followers in the first 12 hours that the account was activated.
JACK NICHOLSON WANTS LOVE AGAIN
Jack Nicholson allegedly wants to find love again. Sources tell Closer Weekly that the 77-year-old apparently fears that his former playboy lifestyle has made it tough for him to find someone to spend his twilight years with.
Jack has reportedly told friends, "I would love that one last romance. But I'm not very realistic about it happening. What I can't deny is my yearning. I'm definitely still wild at heart, but I've struck biogravity. I can't hit on women in public anymore. I didn't decide this; it just doesn't feel right at my age."
FOX TO REMAKE 'ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK'
Fox has announced plans to remake the 1981 futuristic film Escape From New York which starred Kurt Russell as a former soldier hired to rescue the president after Air Force One crashes in Manhattan which is actually a maximum-security prison. Deadline is reporting that Charlie Hunnam and Chris Hemsworth are being considered for the lead role. There were previous rumors of a remake starring Gerard Butler back in 2007, with Jeremy Renner in 2010, and most recently in 2013 with either Jason Statham or Tom Hardy. Original director John Carpenter will be an executive producer on the remake.
Wednesday January 14th
TERESA GIUDICE'S FAMILY DIDN'T VISIT DURING HER FIRST WEEKEND BEHIND BARS
Teresa Giudice's family did not pay her a visit during the first weekend of her 15-month prison sentence. A source told E! News that her daughters had previously scheduled plans that she didn't want them to miss. The insider added, "It's important to Teresa that their lives continue as normally and uninterrupted as possible." Her husband, Joe Giudice, also could not visit because he failed to get the special clearance in time. The source explained, "There was an issue getting Joe approved. Because he's a co-defendant in Teresa's case, extra steps have to be taken to get him approved to visit her. The process is in the works but it wasn't done in time for last weekend. So the visit will most likely happen this coming weekend."
CONSERVATIVE GROUP SLAMS 'FIFTY SHADES OF GREY' 'R' RATING
A group called Morality in Media has slammed the Motion Picture Association of America for giving Fifty Shades of Grey an "R" rating. The MPAA labels the film as having "strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity." Morality's Dawn Hawkins challenged the rating saying, "It severely undermines the violent themes in the film and does not adequately inform parents and patrons of the film’s content. What the term 'unusual' does not account for is the coercion, sexual violence, female inequality, and BDSM themes from which the entire Fifty Shades plot is based. Such a vague evaluation puts viewers at risk, sending the message that humiliation is pleasurable and that torture should be sexually gratifying. The new extended trailer for the film calls it a 'fairy tale' which just further misleads the public into thinking this is simply a love story. The MPAA ratings and 'fairy tale' label mask the true themes of humiliation, manipulation, abuse, and degradation of women." The group wants the rating description to read, "Promotes torture as sexually gratifying, graphic nudity, encourages stalking and abuse of power, promotes female inequality, glamorizes and legitimizes violence against women."
ZOOEY DESCHANEL ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY
Zooey Deschanel is going to be a mom. People has confirmed that the 34-year-old is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Jacob Pechenik. Zooey told the magazine, "Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one." The baby is due this summer.
KRISTIN CHENOWETH ROOTED AGAINST EX FOR GOLDEN GLOBES WIN
A tweet from Kristin Chenoweth during Sunday's Golden Globes seemed to casually diss her ex, Dana Brunetti. The Glee actress wrote, "So happy The Affair won tonight. #deserving love Ruth Wilson xo"
Brunetti, a producer of House of Cards which lost to The Affair, apparently viewed the post as being targeted at him. He retweeted it on Monday (January 12th) and wrote, "Ha." Dana brought rumored new girlfriend Katie Cassidy as his date to the show.
BILL MURRAY CALLED OFF PLAN TO PRANK GEORGE CLOONEY
Bill Murray allegedly backed out of a plan to prank his pal George Clooney during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.
According to Page Six, the comedian supposedly planned to take the stage and pull a stunt similar to what Kanye West did to Taylor Swift during the 2009 VMAs. A source revealed that Bill called off the prank once he found out that George caught wind of it and didn't want it to go down.
NAYA RIVERA MAKES CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS ON 'THE VIEW'
Naya Rivera has riled up social media for comments she made on The View on Tuesday (January 13th) saying that she only showers about three times a week and that showering less is an "ethnic thing." She referenced her husband, Ryan Dorsey, saying that he sometimes showers as much in a day as she does in a week. The Glee star later addressed the controversy by tweeting, "When you get out of the shower today, get a sense of humor. Love ya!"
Tuesday January 13th
MARGARET CHO DEFENDS HER CONTROVERSIAL GOLDEN GLOBES APPEARANCE
Margaret Cho has no regrets about her appearance at Sunday's (January 11th) Golden Globes that had many people on social media calling it racist. The 46-year-old comedian took to Twitter on Monday (January 12th) to defend her North Korean character who was part of an ongoing bit throughout the night.
She wrote, "I'm of mixed North/South Korean descent - you imprison, starve and brainwash my people you get made fun of by me #hatersgonhate #FreeSpeech" Margaret added, "I'm not playing the race card. I'm playing the rice card.
LENA DUNHAM IS TRYING TO CUT BACK ON TWITTER
Lena Dunham is trying to cut back on her Twitter use. The Girls star told E! on the red carpet at Sunday's (January 11th) Golden Globes, "I check it occasionally, but it's not the same codependence Twitter and I once shared. There's a lot of people I love on Twitter, but unfortunately you can't read those without reading deranged neo-cons telling you you should be buried under a pile of rocks."
BETHENNY FRANKEL WILL BE QUESTIONED ABOUT HER SKINNYGIRL INGREDIENTS
Bethenny Frankel is going to have to answer some big questions regarding her Skinnygirl products -- specifically the Margarita mix. According to Page Six, a judge in Chicago has approved a request to question the reality star as part of a class-action lawsuit against her over the ingredients of the mix.
Frankel and the company advertise their products as being all natural but the lawsuit accuses them of putting food preservatives in Skinnygirl Margarita. According to Radar Online, all of the evidence for both sides is due next month and a status conference is set for March 6th.
ANNA KENDRICK HAS LEARNED TO GO FOR BETTER GUYS
Anna Kendrick has learned to go for better guys after some less than stellar dating experience in her teen years and mid-twenties. She explains in the new issue of Nylon magazine, "The great torture from my teen years into my mid-20s was trying to get attention from guys who were not interested in me -- like, at all. So I'm happy that now my type is a nice guy who likes me back." Anna goes on reveal, "I was a very late bloomer. I was the smallest in my class, always telling myself, 'I'm never getting boobs!' I remember being comforted by hearing that guys like small boobs and big boobs. They like any boobs!' At the time I was like, 'That is excellent news!'"
CBS ANNOUNCES STEPHEN COLBERT'S PREMIERE DATE
CBS has announced the Stephen Colbert's first episode as host of The Late Show will air on September 8th. David Letterman's final episode will be on May 20th. The network will air repeats of their primetime series' in that timeslot in the months between.
KYLE MACLACHLAN JOINS 'TWIN PEAKS' REBOOT
Kyle MacLachlan has finalized a deal to appear in Showtime's reboot of Twin Peaks. He will reprise his role as Agent Dale Cooper from the original series. Kyle addressed the news saying, "I'm very excited to return to the strange and wonderful world of Twin Peaks. May the forest be with you." The new limited series will take place in present day -- over two decades after the events of the first two seasons.
MARY MURPHY IS OFFICIALLY LEAVING 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE'
Fox has officially confirmed Mary Murphy's exit from So You Think You Can Dance next season. The network said in a statement, "Mary has been a huge part of So You Think You Can Dance, from mentoring the dancers as a choreographer to inspiring fans as a judge. She will always be part of our Dance family, and we wish her continued success." There are unconfirmed rumors that Paula Abdul will be brought in to replace her.
Monday January 12th
Bill Cosby's comedy show disrupted by chanters: 'We believe the women'
While doing stand up in Hamilton, Ontario Bill Cosby's act was interrupted by 30 female protestors. The group started shouting "we believe the women" at the comedian.
He tried to calm his fans while the police and security dealt with the crowd. Before they stormed the theater he had announced on stage that they were brave for facing the cold to stand up for what they believe in outside the theater.
Jeff Goldblum is going to be a dad for the first time at 62. The “Jurassic Park” actor’s wife Emily is three months pregnant and is expecting a boy. The couple got married on November 8th after dating for three years.
Liam Neeson tells Yahoo that he may do 'Taken 4'. ''I don't think [the 'Taken' franchise] can develop any more to satisfy audiences, but you never know. We'll see. We'll see how successful 'Taken 3' becomes. I can't see there being a 'Taken 4' happening unless they take Bryan Mills and put him into something completely different, [a new] scenario with his buddies, you know his little covert group of military buddies.''
LENNY & KATY
Hollywoodlife.com claims Lenny Kravitz will perform with Katy Perry at the Super Bowl. A source tells the site: “Even though she thought she’d be find alone, she’s psyched about having Lenny for the show. They are definitely doing ''American Woman''.
Justin Bieber's trainer is prepping him to do action movies. Hollywoodlife.com quotes Patrick Nilsson as saying: “He’s not taking acting lessons, at least not yet, but yeah I’d love to see him tackle some movie roles. Action movies would be great. Justin has put on 20 pounds of muscle and he’s still working on it. It’s a work in progress. We want to put on at least 15 more pounds — he’s going to get even bigger. That’s the plan,”
'MAD MEN' TO END IN APRIL
AMC has announced that the series finale of Mad Men will air on April 5th. Executive producer Matthew Weiner said at the TCA press junket over the weekend, "What an incredible journey this has been. I take great pride in what the entire Mad Men team was able to create episode after episode, season after season. We sincerely thank the fans for joining us on this ride and hope it has meant as much to them as it has to us." AMC president Charlie Collier added, "It is impossible to overstate the impact it has had on AMC, and I would argue, this era of television."
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
1. Taken 3, $40.4M
2. Selma, $11.2M
3. Into The Woods, $9.7M
4. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, $9.4M
5. Unbroken, $8.3M
6. The Imitation Game, $7.6M
7. Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, $6.7M
8. Annie, $4.8M
9. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, $4.8M
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, 3.7M