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ELIZABETH BANKS GIVE BIRTH TO SON: Elizabeth Banks has given birth to her second child via surrogate. She and her husband have named him Magnus. She announced the news on her official website.
GUY FIERI’S RESTAURANT TRASHED BY NY TIMES: The New York Times restaurant critic gave a scathing review to Guy Fieri’s new restaurant, called Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, in the form of rhetorical questions he posed to the celebrity chef. The questions attack both Fieri’s choice of menu options and the decor of the Times Square eatery.
- LINK to the Times review: http://tinyurl.com/c8dm5b6
SANDRA BULLOCK AND CHILD HAVE PLAY DATE WITH THE MCCONAUGHEYS: Sandra Bullock and her two-year-old son, Louis, hit the town with Camila Alves McConaughey and her two children with husband Matthew McConaughey. Although Bullock and Matt dated back in the ’90s, there appeared to be no awkward moments as the group took in a performance of a local high school marching band and drill team.
BRAD AND ANGELINA WIN LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST FORMER EMPLOYEE: A French judge ruled in favor of superstar couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie after hearing the case of a former aide to the Jolie-Pitt family who was suing for wrongful termination. The woman worked as a translator for them while they lived in the small French village called Brignoles. Her attorney stated they will seek an appeal.
JESSICA SIMPSON’S MOM PLANS TELL-ALL BOOK: Jessica Simpson’s mother Tina has reportedly signed a secret million-dollar book deal detailing her marriage to Joe Simpson, which recently ended after 34 years. The tell-all supposedly contains all of the details about Joe’s homosexuality that have been rumored since their relationship crumbled.
PETA UPSET OVER STUNT AT ‘BREAKING DAWN PART 2’ PREMIERE AFTER-PARTY: Animal rights group PETA was in an uproar over three caged wolves that were positioned to greet guests at the after-party for the final Twilight film. The group claims the animals were provided by a service that had previously been cited for several violations and that the wolves did not belong at a party with flashing lights and loud music.
TIM TEBOW HIRED BY TIVO: Tim Tebow has landed a side job as brand ambassador for TiVo. The Jets quarterback will star in an ad campaign and have a ‘Tim Tebow Zone’ on TiVo boxes highlighting his favorite programs.
CBS CASTS LEAD IN ‘BEVERLY HILLS COP’ TV SERIES: Producers have cast Brandon T. Jackson, best known for roles in Tropic Thunder and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, to play the lead in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Jackson will play Axel Foley’s son.
FULL TRAILER FOR DISNEY’S ‘OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL’: The full trailer for Disney’s highly-anticipated prequel to The Wizard of Oz has been released. The film stars James Franco as the wizard along with an all star cast consisting of Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams.
It’s time for Bradley Cooper to pass the torch when People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue hits newsstands this week. The magazine has crowned Channing Tatum as this year’s recipient. It seems only fitting after a year when Tatum stripping down helped catapult Magic Mike to earn over $100,000,000 in the domestic box office.
The star has never been shy about showing off his body given his career as an exotic dancer before breaking into acting but was still surprised by the news. The interview inside the issue reveals that he thought he was being messed with when he was first contacted about the honor.
Ben Affleck, David Beckham, and Ryan Gosling also made this year’s list.
Tamera Mowry-Housely and hubby Adam Housely released the first pics of their new baby boy Aden John Tanner Housely. The baby was born in Los Angeles on November 12th weighing in a 9 lbs, 5 oz. Tamera tweeted after the birth, “Thanks guys for the love!! @adamhousley and I are beyond so n luv with our son.” Adam also tweeted, “We are so happy! He is healthy, happy, strong, beautiful and our families are so excited to have another grandchild, cousin and nephew.”
Tamera’s twin Tia also gushed about her new nephew. She told Us Weekly, “I am so thrilled and happy to be an Auntie! I now know the love that my sister has for Cree, it is overflowing. I’ve kissed her new bundle of joy at least one hundred times! I couldn’t be happier for her.”
- Tia told MyStyle.com that the baby favors Adam more than Tia. She said, “I personally think that he looks more like Adam. He’s definitely a Housley all the way.”
Back when NBC’s Today first lost to Good Morning America in the ratings war a lot of fingers were pointed to pin the blame. Ann Curry took the fall for the ratings slip when she made a very public and teary departure from the morning news program over the summer. An unidentified former NBC News exec recently commented to the NY Daily News that Today won’t get its audience back until Matt Lauer makes his exit.
The source made it clear that they were not trying to discredit Lauer’s ability as a news anchor but that he has found himself in a public relations pickle that will be tough to recover from.
- Earlier this week Today also got a new executive producer and rumors have been circulating that Matt is not happy with the choice.
- It is also worth noting that when Ann Curry stepped down she informed the audience she would still be covering major news stories on the program but she has not made an appearance on the show since.