ALEC BALDWIN SIGNS DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL TELEVISION: Alec Baldwin has signed a two-year deal with NBC to produce new shows for the studio. These new projects could potentially be starring vehicles for him now that his 30 Rock gig will end after this season.
J.K. ROWLING’S NEW BOOK TO BECOME A SERIES: The U.K.’s BBC have commissioned an adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy to be turned into a series. It is expected to air in 2014.
FOX ORDERS NEW ANIMATED SERIES: Fox has given a 13-episode series order to the animated show Murder Police. The show was created by former Family Guy executive producer/co-showrunner David Goodman and Jason Ruiz.
MODEL DEMANDS BRAVO SHOW STOP USING HER NICKNAME: An FHM model has sent a cease and desist letter to Bravo for nicknaming one of their Shahs of Sunset stars “Persian Barbie.” Niki Ghazian claims that while she never applied for a trademark on the name she is the “common law owner” since magazines have been calling her that since 2005.
NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE CROWN WINNERS: The New York Film Critics Circle has announced its winners for this year. Best film went to Zero Dark Thirty and Daniel Day-Lewis and Rachel Weisz took the top acting prizes. Here is the full list of winners: http://bit.ly/R2yFfE
FORMER ATLANTA HOUSEWIFE DOESN’T SPEAK TO CO-STARS: Kim Zolciak made a dramatic exit from The Real Housewives of Atlanta during filming of the season currently airing and she recently sat down with Andy Cohen to set the record straight. She admitted that she no longer speaks to any of her co-stars and tried to explain her decision saying, “I was really in a different place. My priorities have changed. I had a one-year-old at home, I love my husband and wanted to be home with my kids.”
OCTOMOM WILL ATTEND THE AVN AWARDS: Nadya Suleman has been nominated for four awards for her adult film Octomom Home Alone. She told the Huffington Post she excited to attend the AVN Awards in Las Vegas in January and hopes to walk away with a win.
FORMER ‘BACHELOR’ DATING KRISTIN CHENOWETH: Jake Pavelka who appeared on The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars is dating actress Kristin Chenoweth. Chenoweth admitted to People that the pair “have been spending a little time together ” after they were spotted dining together in West Hollywood and near Jake’s home in Texas.
CELEBRITY GUESTS CELEBRATE ANISTON’S ENGAGEMENT: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux recently had their engagement party and it was a star-studded affair. E! Online is reporting that the party guests included Ellen Degeneres, Portia De Rossi, Demi Moore, Tobey Maguire, Ben Stiller, and Lake Bell.
HEIDI KLUM THROWS DELAYED HALLOWEEN PARTY: Hurricane Sandy caused Heidi Klum to postpone her annual Halloween bash but the rescheduled event was held on December 1. Dressed as Cleopatra, the supermodel and her party guests raised money for the storm relief efforts.
After months of tabloid speculation, it has been confirmed that Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to have a baby. The Palace released the official statement expressing the delight of the members of both families.
Although there was no mention of the baby’s gender or due date, E! Online is reporting that the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London to be treated for acute morning sickness. This trip to the hospital is being cited as the reason the announcement came while Middleton is still in the “very early stages” of her pregnancy.
The family of Jovan Belcher released a statement yesterday (December 3rd) — saying that they are trying to understand why he chose to kill himself and his girlfriend this past weekend. As previously reported, the Kansas City linebacker shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins on Saturday morning (December 3rd). He later shot himself at the Chief’s facility in Kansas City.
In a statement to TMZ.com, Belcher’s family said, “As a family, no words can express the sorrow we feel over the loss of Jovan and Kasandra. The impact that this inconceivable tragedy has had on our heart is immeasurable; we are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. Jovan was our son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, grandson, and friend and we will miss him and Kasandra dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Perkins family as they mourn.”
- The statement continued, “We loved Jovan. His kindness, humility, respect and gratitude for family and friends were steadfast. The man we know and loved for 25 years embraced life and excelled at all he put his energy behind. Jovan was overjoyed when Kasandra gave birth to their daughter, Zoey. He was happy to be a new father both he and Kasandra loved Zoey greatly.
- The statement added, “As we attempt to grieve in the aftermath of this tremendous loss we ask that you please respect our privacy in doing so. Only GOD can mend our hearts.”