BRANGELINA LAUNCH A WINE LABEL: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have joined forces with the owners of Chateau Beaucastel in France to start producing wine at their home Chateau Miraval. The couple purchased the French wine chateau for $60 million.
JEFF PROBST WANTS A CELEBRITY SEASON OF SURVIVOR: Although his talk show was just cancelled, Survivor host Jeff Probst is looking ahead to the future and is planning out an all-celebrity season of the reality competition. Probst has already gotten Neil Patrick Harris interested and is attempting to recruit other famous face to participate.
RUPERT GRINT TO STAR IN CBS SITCOM: Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has landed the starring role in the CBS pilot Super Clyde. Grint’s character is described as “a well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never feels like he really fits in.”
E! CANCELS WHITNEY CUMMINGS’ TALK SHOW: E! has pulled the plug on the Whitney Cummings talk show Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings. A rep for the network confirmed that last week’s episode was its last.
KATE HUDSON FEATURED IN NEW NINTENDO AD: Kate Hudson appears in a new ad for the Nintendo game Brain Age: Concentration. The game was released on February 10th for Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL.
JOAQUIN PHOENIX PETA AD BANNED FROM OSCARS: ABC has decided against running an ad for PETA showing nominee Joaquin Phoenix drowning and comparing it to the inhumane treatment of fish during a commercial break at the Oscar ceremony. The PSA was deemed too political and controversial for the telecast.
BETHENNY FRANKEL AND KYLE RICHARDS HAVE A PLAYDATE AT DISNEYLAND: Bravo personalities Bethenny Frankel and Kyle Richards got their kids together for a special trip to Disneyland on Tuesday (February 12th.) Richards tweeted a picture of the group posing with Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid along with the caption. “Had the best mommy/daughter day yesterday with Bethenny, Bryn and Portia at Disneyland stalking princesses all day.”
‘MELROSE PLACE’ ACTRESS HEADING TO PRISON: Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer has been sentenced to three years in prison for a drunk driving accident that ended up killing a 60-year-old woman. Amy was facing up to 10 years behind bars but the judge lowered the maximum sentence for the actress because of the hardship on her two children — one of whom has a medical and mental disability.
‘THE BACHELOR’ EVICTEE IS ENGAGED: Tierra LiCausi from the current season of The Bachelor is engaged. LiCaussi was sent home on Monday’s (February 11th) episode but had been teasing her engagement on social networks until it was finally revealed by her brother that she is actually marrying an ex she knew before the show.
OLIVIA WILDE ATTENDS HIGH SCHOOL REUNION: 28-year-old Olivia Wilde returned to her hometown of Andover, Massachusetts to attend and speak at her 10-year high school reunion. On Tuesday she tweeted, “As long as I do better than the dude who spoke when I was a freshman and told us his nickname in school was ‘the Horse’… I’ll be alright.”
A former neighbor of Amanda Bynes in the apartment building she recently vacated has opened up to the NY Post about some of the bizarre behavior they witnessed. Amanda reportedly acted totally normal at first — even knocking on doors to introduce herself — but she soon started slipping into some crazy antics that led to the landlord’s threat of eviction.
According to the source, “Her door was left open all the time. And we saw that she put red light bulbs in every outlet.” There was also an incident where she apparently went down to the lobby at 2 a.m. laughing hysterically for several minutes before turning around and heading back into her apartment.
- Bynes is rumored to have left that apartment building to live in a hotel even though she previously responded to news of her eviction telling Celebuzz, “I’m not moving. I don’t have a landlord! I don’t rent! I own a condo in NY.”