IVANKA TRUMP SLAMS FALSE NY DAILY NEWS STORY: Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to refute a NY Daily News story alleging that she and her siblings staged an intervention because of their father’s anti-Obama rants. Ivanka wrote, “I totally respect @realDonaldTrump’s opinions & right to articulate his views, which is what I would have told @nydailynews if they’d called me to fact check their false story.”
JUDGE JUDY IS A GRANDMOTHER AGAIN: Judge Judy Sheindlin has become a grandmother for the 12th time. She announced to the New York Post that her son Gregory and his wife have had a baby girl named Daniella Grace Pila Sheindlin.
FRED SAVAGE AND WIFE WELCOME THIRD CHILD: Fred Savage announced the birth of his third child on Twitter earlier this week by uploading a picture of the baby’s hand with the caption “He’s here.” It was not revealed what they chose to name the baby boy or the exact day he was born.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY CALLS WEIGHTLOSS ‘A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY': Matthew McConaughey recently gave an interview to The Daily Beast about his controversial weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club. He assured the website that his nearly 40 pound weight loss was healthy, disciplined, and well thought-out. He said, “I’m eating fresh fish. I’m just eating small amounts. I’m not being starved. If anything, it’s as much a spiritual journey as it is physical.”
‘HOMELAND’ ACTOR GETS MUSICAL WITH CO-STAR: Damian Lewis let it slip to Jimmy Kimmel that he and Homeland co-star Mandy Patinkin have sung Stephen Sondheim show tunes on-set to break the serious tone of their show. He added that Mandy even corrected him when he sang the wrong note during a number from Into the Woods.
CBS GREENLIGHTS STEPHEN KING SERIES: CBS has given a 13-episode series order to Under The Dome based on Stephen King’s 2009 best-selling novel. It will be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
SUZANNE COLLINS TO RELEASE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy, will be releasing an autobiographical picture book about a child dealing with her father being away at war. The book is scheduled to be released in September of 2013.
CW CANCELS ‘EMILY OWENS M.D.': The CW has pulled the plug on its medical dramedy Emily Owens M.D. The show will not continue after its 13-episode run is finished.
‘DESPERATE’ TWINS CAST IN MTV’S ‘TEEN WOLF’: Max & Charlie Carver, best known for playing Lynette’s teenage sons on Desperate Housewives, have been cast as twin werewolves on MTV’s Teen Wolf. Their characters are described as “dangerous charmers with brilliant minds.”
‘SPARTACUS’ SPINOFF A POSSIBILITY FOR STARZ: Deadline is reporting that Starz is considering a spinoff of Spartacus which is reportedly going to be about Roman leader Gaius Julius Caesar. The upcoming Spartacus: War of the Damned will be the series’ third and final season.
Bad film reviews seem to be least of Lindsay Lohan’s troubles now. Lohan started off her Thursday (November 29) morning in handcuffs — after she was arrested for punching a girl in the face at a club in New York City. TMZ is reporting that she was booked for 3rd degree misdemeanor assault and that the fight was allegedly over Max George from The Wanted.
Lindsay was released from custody later that morning but her problems did not end there. A few hours after this incident, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office charged the actress with willingly resisting, obstructing, or delaying an officer in the course of their duties, providing false information to an officer, and reckless driving — all for the car crash she was involved in back in June.
- Lindsay was photographed attending the Justin Bieber concert at Madison Square Garden earlier in the evening.
- Lindsay’s victim, who makes her living as a psychic, told TMZ that Lohan yelled a racial slur at her when she called her a “gypsy” shortly before the fight broke out.
- Upon being released from police custody, Lindsay reportedly refused to allow her publicist to ride in the car with her and kicked him out. He later tweeted that he hopes she gets the help she needs.
- Radar Online is reporting that Lindsay hopes a six-month stint in rehab will help her avoid jail.
- Dina Lohan released a statement to Radar saying, “At this time I kindly ask that you extend to my family the time we need to address my daughter’s circumstances with the appropriate parties. As a mother you always love and pray for the best with all your children.”
- Michael Lohan tried to explain his daughter’s behavior to The Insider saying, “I believe its alcohol, cocaine, and then taking pills to go to sleep — and I’ve heard that from a lot of people around her.”