DEBRA MESSING URGES GWEN STEFANI TO CHANGE BLAKE SHELTON'S MIND ABOUT ELECTION Mysteries of Laura star Debra Messing let her enthusiastic support for Hillary Clinton get the better of her on Thursday (July 28th) when she requested that Gwen Stefani convince Blake Shelton not to vote for Donald Trump. The tweet was prompted by Blake's recent comments in Billboard magazine where he defended Trump which was taken as an endorsement.
Debra tweeted a headline about the interview and wrote, "Omg. How? @gwenstefani please talk to your man to not vote for the person who will STRIP you of your rights." Blake eventually tweeted that he made it clear in the interview that he wasn't endorsing either candidate which prompted Debra to write, "Ok -- I regret commenting. My passions got the better of me. Sorry. @gwenstefani @blakeshelton" He responded, "Thank you sis...I don't endorse anybody. For this very reason!!"
Gwen did not address the situation.
Debra previously had beef with Susan Sarandon over misinterpreted comments where Susan was thought to have said she would vote for Trump over Hillary if Bernie Sanders didn't score the nomination.
LINDSAY LOHAN PHOTOGRAPHED SMOKING AMID PREGNANCY RUMORS
A rumored bun in the oven is not stopping Lindsay Lohan from getting her nicotine fix. The troubled actress has been relaxing on a yacht in Sardinia following her weekend fight with boyfriend Egor Tarabasov where she was photographed enjoying a cigarette despite recently announcing that she is pregnant.
Lindsay tweeted a photo of herself from the 2009 movie Labor Pains and wrote, "I'm pregnant!" before eventually deleting it. Her father, Michael Lohan, recently told Page Six that she texted him with the baby news as well but he doesn't know how far along she is. A source close to Lindsay told People magazine that she is not actually with child.
She discussed her 10-year plan with Vanity Fair back in June saying, "Making more films, writing my book, starting my charity, working with children a lot. Maybe having some of my own soon -- after I get some movies done first."
Lindsay posted an apology for being so public about her personal drama on Instagram earlier this week but did not address her pregnancy tweet.
ED HARTWELL SAYS MARRIAGE TO KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM FELL APART AFTER TWO MONTHS Ed Hartwell has responded to estranged wife Keshia Knight Pullliam's Entertainment Tonight interview, telling Page Six TV that things went downhill just two months into the marriage. Ed said that their marital issues were caused by jealousy, disagreements about having kids and suspicions about infidelity. Ed said about Keshia's interview, "I think she stretched. She would tell a half truth to make it seem like she's . . . I don't want to say a victim but she's the one that's right. I'm gonna tell my wrong I'm gonna tell the whole truth. . . . She wanted a baby really fast, and what I was trying to explain to her was that — from my beliefs, from seeing other successful people — that when you first get married, especially since we didn’t have a long courtship, that we should actually wait."
Ed also denied Keshia's claims that he cheated on her.
MATT DAMON IS TAKING A YEAR OFF Matt Damon is ready for a break after working back to back on several movies over the past year. He appeared on the Today show on Thursday (July 28th) to promote Jason Bourne where he explained his plans to take some time off.
The father of four said, "I took a bunch of roles in a row. I’ve done four straight movies in a row and I have one more to go and so I've been dragging them all over the world. So they're really great sports. They're great travelers. But I'm excited to finish out this year of work and take a year off and be at their behest for once."
Matt is dad to four daughters with his wife, Luciana Barroso, whom he married in 2005.
WILL FORTE AND JAIMIE ALEXANDER ARE DATING
The last man on earth may have found his lady. Us Weekly is reporting that Will Forte and Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander are dating.
They apparently met at a premiere in New York City a few months ago and one source told the magazine, "They really like each other. They're just having fun. It's not serious yet."
Jaimie ended her engagement to Peter Facinelli earlier this year after dating for over three years.
Will was briefly linked to his Last Man on Earth co-star, January Jones, but they split last September.
CANDACE CAMERON BURE'S DAUGHTER AUDITIONED FOR 'THE VOICE' Candace Cameron Bure's 17-year-old daughter Natasha auditioned for the upcoming season of The Voice.
The View co-host revealed to Us Weekly that she joined Natasha at the audition for support but did not specify if she made it through the blind audition round. Candace said, "She is singing," Bure told Us. "That’s what she's pursuing. It would be great." She also offered her advice on which coach Natasha should choose saying, "I would probably say between Adam and Blake, because the other two judges rotate. So maybe one that is there all the time. But you know, everyone they have on that show is unbelievable. I love watching that show. Adam's a cutie and so is Blake. They are adorable together."
Natasha is the older of Candace's three children with husband Valeri Bure.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP ANNA WINTOUR IS HELPING HILLARY CLINTON: Anna Wintour has reportedly been recruited by Hillary Clinton's campaign to help style her for the convention. A source told New York magazine, "On certain occasions, Wintour has approached designers to procure outfits for Clinton." Anna has been photographed wearing Hillary t-shirts and has thrown fundraisers for the campaign.
KHLOE KARDASHIAN HAS HAD IT WITH BODY-SHAMING:Khloe Kardashian can't win. The reality star took to social media on Thursday (July 28th) to express her frustration over constant scrutiny about her body. She tweeted, "I need to remember the date today!! Never would I have ever thought I would be in the media for being 'too skinny'. What on earth?!?! First I'm too fat and now I'm too skinny. I love this game!!" Khloe has documented her fitness journey on social media and has lost over 40 pounds.
KRISTEN BELL REVEALS HER 'BAD MOM' MOMENT: Kristen Bell admits that she has had some "bad mom" moments while promoting her new comedy co-starring Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate. The mother of two told People magazine, "My baby woke up at 6 in the morning and my husband, the toddler and I all pretended to be asleep for probably 30 or 40 minutes. And finally, I hear the baby reaching towards my purse and going, 'Mama, mama...bar, please, please. Bar.' I got up, handed her the Greens Bar -- it's a healthy bar she can eat -- I opened it up, gave it to her in the crib and went back to bed. And we all woke up around 8." Kristen is mom to daughters Lincoln and Delta with husband Dax Shepard.
ELLEN POMPEO SPEAKS ON RAISING MIXED-RACE DAUGHTERS: Ellen Pompeo is raising her daughters, Sienna May and Stella Luna, to look up to positive images of African American women. The Grey's Anatomy star told People magazine, "My daughters are black so it's very important to me that they see a lot of images of beautiful, powerful, strong black women. Every time there is a black woman on a magazine cover, whether it is Kerry Washington or whoever it is, I make sure that magazine is in my house and on my table. For me, that's super important." Ellen added, "Every time Venus and Serena Williams play tennis, I make sure my daughters watch them. I feel really fortunate that they are growing up in a time in which the first president my daughter knows is Barack Obama. That's an incredible gift." Ellen married husband Chris Ivery back in 2007.
SARAH CHALKE ANNOUNCES NEW DAUGHTER:Sarah Chalke has finally announced the birth of her daughter Frances three months after she came into the world. The baby girl was born back on April 28 -- her second with fiancé Jamie Afifi. They are also parents to six-year-old son Charlie.
INDUSTRY NEWS STEPHEN COLBERT KILLS OFF STEPHEN COLBERT:Stephen Colbert was forced to retire his Colbert Report character after Comedy Central lawyers got pissed when that version of his personality appeared on The Late Show last week. He revealed on his show on Wednesday night (July 27th) that he doesn't actually own the rights to that "Stephen Colbert" character so he introduced what he referred to as Stephen's identical twin cousin with the same name who will be on the show moving forward. The new Stephen does his own take on specific topics on a segment called "The Werd."
'SESAME STREET' SAYS GOODBYE TO THREE CAST MEMBERS: Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado and Roscoe Orman will all be moving off of Sesame Street after decades with the show. Bob started on the show when premiered in 1969, Emilio joined the show in 1971 as Luis and Roscoe was added to the cast in 1974 as Gordon. The Sesame Workshop said in a statement, "Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado ('Luis') and Roscoe Orman ('Gordon') remain a beloved part of the Sesame family and continue to represent us at public events. To us, and for millions of people worldwide, they are a treasured part of Sesame Street. Since the show began, we are constantly evolving our content and curriculum, and hence, our characters, to meet the educational needs of children. As a result of this, our cast has changed over the years, though you can still expect to see many of them in upcoming productions. As we've stated previously, Sesame Workshop retains sole creative control over the show. HBO does not oversee the production."
DISNEY TO REBOOT 'THE ROCKETEER': Disney will be rebooting The Rocketeer with a new sequel centering on an African-American female pilot. The story is set six years after the original film which took place during World War II. It was released in 1991 and earned only $46.6 million at the domestic box office.
LIFETIME IS REMAKING 'BEACHES': Lifetime is remaking the 1988 film Beaches into a TV movie. The new version will feature Idina Menzel in the role previously played by Bette Midler. She will also re-record the tracks "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Glory of Love" and other songs from the soundtrack. Production begins next month.
'BABYLON 5' ACTOR DEAD AT 60:Jerry Doyle, best known for his role on Babylon 5, has died at the age of 60. His family announced his passing on Twitter on Thursday (July 28th) but revealed that his cause of death is not currently known. Jerry also had guest roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, JAG and NYPD Blue.