BARBARA WALTERS HOSPITALIZED: Barbara Walters was hospitalized on Saturday night (January 19th) after cutting her head following a fall on the steps at the home of the British Ambassador in Washington D.C. Barbara was supposed to cover Obama’s inauguration but remains in the hospital for observation.
KHLOE KARDASHIAN IS HAPPY TO BE HEAVIER: Khloe Kardashian is perfectly content being curvy. The reality star told Glamour magazine, “A few years ago I lost 30 pounds, and people still wanted to criticize. And honestly, I’m happy with myself if I’m a little heavier.”
OCTOMOM IS STRIPPING AGAIN: Only a few weeks after signing up for welfare again, Nadya “Octomom” Suleman has inked a deal to strip again. She will reportedly earn $20,000 to dance topless at T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach, Florida.
ADRIENNE MALOOF HAS A NEW BOY TOY: Beverly Hills Housewife Adrienne Maloof is reportedly dating Rod Stewart’s son Sean. 51-year-old Maloof is recently divorced and has been spotted engaging in a bit of PDA with her 32-year-old beau.
PRINCE HARRY CAN’T WAIT TO BECOME AN UNCLE: Now that Prince Harry is on his way home from Afghanistan he is joining in on the excitement over his brother and sister-in-law’s unborn baby. Harry told reporters, “I spoke to my brother and her, and they’re both very well and both very happy obviously. I think it’s very unfair that they were forced to publicize it when they were, but that’s just the media for you.”
KATIE COURIC SCORES INTERVIEW WITH MANTI TE’O: Katie Couric has landed the first on camera interview with hoax victim and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. The interview will air on her daytime talk show on Thursday, January 24th.
CONSTRUCTION WORKER SUES OVER ACCIDENT ON ‘SMURFS’ SET: A construction worker who was injured on the FAO Schwarz set on The Smurfs movie back in 2010 has filed a lawsuit against Columbia, Sony, FAO Schwarz, and other defendants. He claims to have been permanently injured after falling from a scaffold and wants $15 million in damages.
‘TRUE BLOOD’ ADDS TWO FEMALE CAST MEMBERS: Two new cast members have been added to the upcoming sixth season of True Blood. Amelia Rose Blaire and Jurnee Smollett have landed the plum roles which will start out as recurring with the potential of becoming series regulars.
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY ACQUIRES SUNDANCE FAVORITE: Harvey Weinstein has won the bidding war for Sundance favorite Fruitvale. Weinstein apparently paid over $2 million for the picture.
DIRECTOR OF ‘DEATH WISH’ DEAD AT 77: Michael Winner, director of Death Wish, has died at his home in London. His wife told the Associated Press, “A light has gone out in my life.”
Anger Management star Charlie Sheen revealed to Piers Morgan that he was out of cash when he decided to embark on his 2011 My Violent Torpedo Of Truth/Death Is Not An Option tour. After getting fired from being the highest paid actor on television, Charlie says he was left penniless and in need of a way to pay child support and mortgages.
Sheen told the CNN host, “It was brutal. I was not winning at all. I think what a lot of people don’t realize is I was completely broke, because, you know, when they kept my back end and fired me and all that, I didn’t have any money left. So I was using the tour to actually pay child support and mortgages and stuff like that. You know? So I’m grateful for that.” The actor also admitted that he had no show prepared for his fans and was ready to quit the tour following the Detroit gig where people threw things at the stage and walked out.
Manly Library in Sydney, Australia posted a sign announcing that all of Lance Armstrong’s books will be moved to the fiction section. The move is a response to Armstrong’s recent admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win his Tour de France races.
The sign reads, “All non-fiction Lance Armstrong titles, including Lance Armstrong: Images of a Champion, The Lance Armstrong Performance Program and Lance Armstrong: World’s Greatest Champion, will soon be moved to the fiction section.”
- A librarian at Manly came forward after a photo of the sign went viral to say that it was posted as a joke.
- In other Lance news, director JJ Abrams has purchased the film rights to the upcoming book Cycle Of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong by Juliet Macur.