CHRIS PRATT SET TO STAR IN ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY': Zero Dark Thirty actor Chris Pratt is close to landing the lead in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was previously in talks for the role.
COURTENEY COX TO REUNITE WITH MATTHEW PERRY: Courteney Cox is getting ready for a little Friends reunion. The Cougar Town actress will appear on an upcoming episode of Matthew Perry’s NBC sitcom Go On.
JUDY GREER LANDS BOOK DEAL: Actress Judy Greer will be publishing a collection of essays in 2014 entitled I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star. Greer has appeared in films such as The Descendants, 13 Going On 30, and television shows like Arrested Development and Californication.
NEWTOWN-INSPIRED FILM IN THE WORKS: Writer/Director Jonathan Bucari is currently raising funds for a movie inspired by the Newtown school massacre called Illness. His plans to film in locations in the Connecticut area near Newtown has the community up in arms.
‘GIRL MEETS WORLD’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SAYS OLD STARS WILL RETURN: Michael Jacobs, executive producer for Disney’s Girl Meets World, is giving fans of Boy Meets World a reason to tune in. Jacobs told Entertainment Weekly that there is “more than a chance” that former stars like Will Friedle, who played Cory’s brother Eric, could appear on his upcoming series.
GUY FIERI CAUSES A SCENE AT SUPER BOWL PARTY: Celebrity chef Guy Fieri reportedly threw a fit when he couldn’t get into the VIP area at a Super Bowl bash in New Orleans on Saturday (February 2nd.) A source told Us Weekly, “He caused a total scene. He didn’t have the right bracelet, and nobody in New Orleans knows who anyone is.”
MICHELLE WILLIAMS DIDN’T KNOW JASON SEGEL BEFORE THEY STARTED DATING: Michelle Williams confessed to InStyle that she didn’t realize who Jason Segel was when she started dating him. She told the magazine, “I saw The Muppets movie, and I thought, ‘oh, that’s cute,’ but the truth is I didn’t realize he made a lot of very popular, funny movies or was on a TV show.”
GWYNETH PALTROW AND CAMERON DIAZ LEAVE NYC FOR GIRLS’ GETAWAY: Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow were spotted leaving NYC for a girls’ getaway. The duo boarded a private Bell 406 helicopter to jet off to an unknown destination.
KENDALL & KYLIE JENNER DON’T WANT TO BE KARDASHIANS: Kendall and Kylie Jenner appear in the March issue of Glamour and the teen sisters deny that they wish they were Kardashians. They insist, “We’re full-throttle Jenners! We don’t have any desire to be Kardashians. All that matters is that we’re a family.”
JOHN CUSACK PLEDGES TO MATCH CHARITABLE DONATIONS: High Fidelity star John Cusack has pledged to match donations of up to $10,000 made to the Freedom of the Press Foundation. The organization helps support investigative journalism.
Sachi Parker, daughter of Shirley MacLaine, is prepping the release of her memoir Lucky Me: My Life With – And Without – My Mom which reveals some shocking details about the celebrated actress’ parenting style.
Parker discusses how she still suffers from abandonment issues from when her mother sent her to live with her father in Japan at just two years old. She also recollects their attempt to mend their relationship when she was 17 and brought a boyfriend home to meet her mother. Sachi claims Shirley was waiting with two sex therapist friends who wanted to guide the teen through losing her virginity. She writes, “Once our mission was accomplished, we had to face the next hurdle: reporting back. We hid out in the bedroom until we heard a light knock on the door, and Mom’s voice, ‘Is everything OK in there?'”
- According to UK’s Daily Mail, Sachi says she is still trying to understand her mother and even sent her a copy of the book with a note saying “I love you.”
- Though Shirley’s publicist had no comment, her agent claims he had no knowledge of the virginity incident and said “That’s so much not Shirley MacLaine.”
Donald Trump has filed court documents to sue Bill Maher for $5 million. According to TMZ, the real estate mogul claims that the Maher is trying to skip out on a promise he made to donate $5 million to charity if Donald could prove he is not the product of an orangutan having sex with his mother.
Trump says the promise was made by Bill during an appearance on Leno shortly after Donald offered a $5 million challenge to President Obama regarding his birth certificate. The lawsuit mentions that The Apprentice host provided a copy of his own birth certificate that shows he is the son of Fred Trump who was in fact a human man.
- Donald is arguing that five “worthy charities” are being deprived of millions of dollars because of Maher.