‘PITCH PERFECT’ DIRECTOR IN TALKS TO HELM TINA FEY COMEDY: Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore is negotiating a deal to take the reigns on the Tina Fey comedy The Nest. The film is about two thirty-something sisters who return home to spend one last weekend in the house they grew up in before it gets sold.
TUMBLR SITE REVEALS ‘ENTOURAGE’ MOVIE SCRIPT PAGES: The Tumblr page entouragemovie.tumblr.com has a number of excerpts from the script for the upcoming Entourage movie. Though it is unlikely that the pages are real, they feature the characters from the HBO series interacting with Hollywood heavyweights such as JJ Abrams. Jennifer Lawrence, and Lena Dunham.
WENDY WILLIAMS STARTS A PRODUCTION COMPANY: Wendy Williams and her husband have formed a production company called Wendy Williams Prods. The company will focus on reality, game, and talk shows for the cable and broadcast markets.
NERD FEATURED IN GODADDY SUPER BOWL AD WILL APPEAR ON ‘BIG BANG THEORY’: 34-year-old actor Jesse Heiman starred in one of the Super Bowl’s most talked about adS which featured him making out with model Bar Refaeli. The actor has been an extra in Hollywood for years and will have a non-speaking role in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory which he has been on several times before.
‘RICKI LAKE’ CANCELLED AFTER ONE SEASON: The revived Ricki Lake talk show has been cancelled. Twentieth Television has announced that the show will not return for the 2013-2014 television season due to poor ratings.
SANDRA BULLOCK CHEERS ON ‘BLIND SIDE’ INSPIRATION AT SUPER BOWL: Sandra Bullock attended the Super Bowl with her son Louis to cheer on Michael Oher — the inspiration for Bullock’s 2009 movie The Blind Side. The actress sat with the entire Tuohy family whos adoption of Oher was the subject of the film.
LINDSAY LOHAN WANTS TO PAY HER DEBT TO SHAWN HOLLEY: Even though Lindsay Lohan owes massive amounts of money in back taxes and other expenses, sources say that she has put her former attorney Shawn Holley at the top of her list to be paid back. Lilo reportedly hopes that paying off the six-figure debt will help her woo Holley back to being her representation.
‘SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK’ STAR GRANTED RESTRAINING ORDER: Larisa Oleynik, former star of Nickelodeon’s Secret World of Alex Mack, has been granted a restraining order against a crazed fan who legally changed his last name to Oleynik. Larisa says the harassment started in July of 2012 when the man started calling her mother nonstop and leaving gifts at her mom’s apartment for her.
KYLIE JENNER FIRES BACK AT TABLOIDS CLAIMING BRUCE JENNER IS NOT HER FATHER: 15-year-old Kylie Jenner took to Twitter to slam tabloid reports that Bruce Jenner is not her biological father. She wrote, “It sickens me how editors of a magazine can proudly write a story denying that a 15-year-old’s father is actually hers. Yes, my father is my father, and no my parents aren’t getting a divorce. . . It’s all bullsh-t.”
JASON HOPPY THREATENS TO TRANSFORM BETHENNY’S WALK-IN CLOSET: Jason Hoppy is so focused on pissing off his estranged wife that he is reportedly looking to turn her walk-in closet in their Manhattan apartment into a man cave. Sources tell Radar Online, “Jason thinks the closet is just ridiculous and it doesn’t fit well into the overall floor plan of the apartment. When they were still together Jason once accused Bethenny of loving the closet more than him. She is obsessed with material objects and her personal relationships have often suffered because of it.”
Seven months after divorcing Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes is reportedly ready to get back out there and date again. Although she has enjoyed her newfound freedom from her supposedly controlling marriage, the 34-year-old is looking to spend time with someone closer to her age than her 6-year-old daughter Suri.
Katie is said to have some concerns about what might happen when she meets another person she connects with. Sources tell Radar Online, “She’s worried that if she commits herself fully to another man, she will have to give up the freedom she’s enjoying so much at the moment. As a single woman, she has no one controlling her nowadays, telling her what to do or who to see and she absolutely loves it! However, at the same time, she also misses being with someone special to share experiences with and she doesn’t want to be alone for the rest of her life.”
Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network is on the receiving end of a sex discrimination suit by a former exec. According to E! News, the complaint was filed on Friday (February 1st) in Los Angeles Superior Court by Carolyn Hommel. Hommel stated that she was hired by the network in July 2010 as a senior director of scheduling and acquisitions. She said that she had been receiving positive performance reviews and was on track to becoming VP, but became pregnant in 2011 and had to go on medical leave for a pregnancy related condition.
According to Hommel, her boss Michael Garner told her that he was bringing in a temporary employee to help out in the department while she was recuperating. Hommel says that many of her duties and responsibilities were taken away from her and given to the temp directly due to her pregnancy. The court docs also said that she was excluded from several meetings when she came back to work and co-workers refused to share information and emails about projects.
- When she gave birth to a baby girl in February 28, 2012, she was on maternity leave for a month when she found out that she was being laid off due to restructuring. Carolyn said that sh was told she could apply for a new VP position being created, but her 2012 review was not as great as the previous year’s — because it contained, “referenced conversations that never happened” and “factual inaccuracies” that consequently disqualified her for the position. The temp who covered for her ended up getting the VP job.
- Hommel is suing for unspecified damages for sex discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation and willful failure to pay wages upon discharge or termination among other allegations.
Ex-Army infantryman turned American Idol hopeful Matthew Framer has confessed to lying about his traumatic brain injury from an IED explosion while serving in Iraq. Framer told his touching story to Ryan Seacrest right before heading in for his audition on Wednesday’s (January 30th) episode of the reality show.
After his audition aired, many soldiers who served with Matthew wrote to GuardianofValor.com to report the fabrication. Initially he tried to deny his lies by saying that producers edited the story but he eventually came clean. He told Guardian of Valor, “It was ALL lies. I in fact HAVE lied since a younger age and had a problem with it. I am coming out and making a statement (even though I was instructed not to) because I DO want to come clean. I was told to keep quiet and not talk to anyone, and I have decided that what’s best for me and my family is to come out and end the insanity.”
- One soldier who claimed to be Matthew’s roommate in Iraq says that the aspiring singer’s injury was caused by mixing acne medication and alcohol.
- 26-year-old Framer removed himself from the competition shortly after his revelation.