ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO WELCOMES SON: Alessandra Ambrosio has given birth. The model announced that she and fiance Jamie Mazur welcomed their second child, a son, on Monday (May 7th). She wrote on Facebook, “Well, the day just arrived and we couldn’t be more happy!!! Noah Phoenix was born yesterday afternoon and already stole our hearts. Anja is a proud big sister now and we are so thankful he is with us.”
SECOND MAN ACCUSES JOHN TRAVOLTA OF SEXUAL BATTERY: A second man has been added to the sexual battery and harassment lawsuit against John Travolta. This masseur is also accusing the actor of improper behavior during a massage and Travolta’s lawyer denies this instance as well. Attorney Marty Singer said, “This second ‘anonymous’ claim is just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one. The attorney who filed the lawsuit on behalf of his second anonymous client, who does not want to disclose his name although he is required to do so, was notified that his first client’s claims were totally false and fabricated, since our client was not in L.A. when anonymous ‘Doe #1′ claims he interacted with John Travolta.”
JACK NICHOLSON’S DAUGHTER ARRESTED: Jack Nicholson’s 17-year-old daughter, Tessa Gourin was arrested for smoking marijuana in New York City last Friday (May 4th). The New York Post reported that Gourin only had a minimal amount of the drug on her, but was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and issued with a desk appearance ticket.
TERI HATCHER HATED BY CO-STARS? Teri Hatcher is an outcast on the set of Desperate Housewives. An apparent feud between the ladies was brought to light by a parting gift most of the ladies purchased for the crew. Celebuzz.com reported that Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Vanessa Williams bought carryon luggage for the crew members with a card that read, “Just know that on all your future adventures you are carrying a little piece of our love and gratitude. Thank you for a magical 8 years. Eva, Marcia, Felicity and Vanessa.” A source told Celebuzz, “The girls don’t get along with Teri so they organized this and left her out.”
JESSICA CHASTAIN DROPS OUT OF ‘IRON MAN 3′: Jessica Chastain has backed out of Iron Man 3, citing her busy schedule as the reason. The actress, who had signed on to play a “sexy scientist” announced she’d be dropping out on Facebook. She wrote, “Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn’t going to work out. My schedule is jam-packed and I can’t fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I’m so sorry to disappoint you. Hopefully there’ll be another Marvel film in my future. Shane Black and everyone on the Iron Man 3 team are really wonderful. I’m very excited to see the film when it comes out.”
WOODY ALLEN CREATING ROLE FOR LINDSAY? Lindsay Lohan might be Woody Allen’s latest muse. Although it was reported that no specific project was discussed when the two had dinner last weekend, X17Online.com claims that Woody wants to work with Lindsay. A source told the site, “Woody is feeling her [Lindsay] out by taking her out to dinner to get to know her. He’s considering building a character around her for an upcoming film.” Allen’s previous muses include Scarlett Johansson, who appeared in three films over three years and Diane Keaton, who starred in eight of his movies.
‘THE CLIENT LIST’ GETS A SECOND SEASON: Lifetime has renewed Jennifer Love Hewitt’s The Client List for a second season. The network president released a statement saying, “‘The Client List’ represents everything we want to be — fresh, exciting and original with attitude. We love Jennifer and this series, and are equally thrilled that they have connected with our audience.” 15 new episodes will premiere in 2013.
BRAD PITT WILL BE FACE OF CHANEL NO. 5: Brad Pitt is the new face of Chanel’s signature No. 5 scent. Although his rep hasn’t commented, E! reported that Pitt will shoot his first perfume ad in London sometime this week.
Mila Kunis is a lifesaver. The actress rushed to the aid of a 50-year-old man who works on her property after he collapsed there on Saturday (May 5th).
TMZ.com reported that the man suffered a violent seizure — choking, coughing up blood and vomiting. The source noted that he had bitten through his tongue.
Kunis reportedly ran to his aid and had her friend call 911. She then turned his head to the side so he wouldn’t choke, and someone else on the scene put a wallet in his mouth so he wouldn’t swallow his tongue.
- The man has since made a full recovery.
Maurice Sendak, the author of Where the Wild Things Are, has died at the age of 83. A rep for the author — and illustrator — confirmed that he passed away on Tuesday (May 8th) from complications of a recent stroke.
Where the Wild Things Are, which Sendak wrote in 1963, was adapted into a major motion picture in 2009.
Over the years he was awarded the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are, a 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for children’s book illustration, and a 1982 National Book Award in category Picture Books for Outside Over There.
Sendak was making public appearances as recently as last January, when he told Stephen Colbert, “There’s something in this country that is so opposed to understanding the complexity of children.”
His companion of 50 years, Eugene Glynn, died in 2007 and he has no other immediate family survivors.