KHLOE KARDASHIAN FIRED FROM X FACTOR: Khloe Kardashian has reportedly been given the pink slip from X Factor. The NY Post is reporting that producers will be inviting Mario Lopez back but have no intention of bringing Khloe back despite comments from show reps saying that no decisions have been made.
MIRANDA COSGROVE JOINS ‘GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA’: Miranda Cosgrove has signed on to play Christina Ricci’s daughter in NBC’s Girlfriend in a Coma. Cosgrove is best known for her hit Nickelodeon series iCarly which ended last year.
MORE STARS ADDED AS PRESENTERS FOR OSCAR TELECAST: Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, and John Travolta have been added as presenters at the Oscars. Seth McFarlane will host the show which airs on Sunday, February 24th.
KATHLEEN KENNEDY WILL NOT PRODUCE ‘JURASSIC PARK 4′: Kathleen Kennedy, who produced the original Jurassic Park trilogy, has decided not to return for the upcoming fourth film. She has signed on to work on the next Star Wars film instead.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR MAKING TELEVISION RETURN: Sarah Michelle Gellar has signed on to play Robin Williams’ daughter in his upcoming sitcom Crazy Ones. The show was created by David E. Kelley and will air on the CW.
JENNIFER ANISTON MARRYING JUSTIN THEROUX SOON: Jennifer Aniston is reportedly staying silent about the details of her wedding but sources are reporting that she is planning to tie the knot in the few weeks following the Oscars. It is also rumored that Courteney Cox will serve as maid of honor and her daughter Coco will be flower girl.
WILL ARNETT DESPERATELY TRYING TO WIN AMY POEHLER BACK: Amy Poehler and her husband Will Arnett split in September but he is not ready to give up on their marriage. Sources are telling Showbiz Spy that the Up All Night actor is “still crazy about her” and that he is trying everything in his power to get back in her good graces.
SURVIVOR COUPLE SPLITS: Former Survivor contestants Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca have split up after 10 years of marriage. A rep for the couple told E! News, “It is with much consideration and a heavy heart that we are announcing that after 10 years of a loving relationship, the decision was made to move on without each other. We will carry with us the memories of a relationship grounded in love, laughter, support and friendship.”
BRUCE WILLIS BUYS NYC APARTMENT: Fresh off the news that his latest Die Hard film topped the box office last weekend, Bruce Willis has purchased a luxury apartment in New York City. The home was bought for $8 million from U2 bassist Adam Clayton.
BRAVO’S PATTI STANGER WENT GAY FOR A YEAR: Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger revealed on The Jenny McCarthy Show that she was once in a lesbian relationship for a year with an older woman. She told Jenny some explicit details about the romance and that ultimately she decided to return to dating men.
Alec Baldwin has filed a complaint with the NYPD following his clash with a New York Post photographer on Sunday (February 17th.) The photographer is claiming that the 30 Rock actor shoved him while using racial epithets and calling him a drug dealer. Police were called to the scene immediately after the scuffle and both men gave their account of what went down but Alec says the photog’s story changed once it was published in Monday’s (February 18th) edition of the paper.
Baldwin tweeted on Sunday, “Thank you to NYPD officers who came to my home today so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post ‘photographer’ who assaulted me…I wonder what outrageous claims the Post will make tomorrow re (regarding) the ‘photographer’ I filed an NYPD complaint against today… My publicist has just informed me that the ‘photographer’ from the Post is claiming I called him a racial epithet, prior to calling the cops. That’s kind of magical thinking, isn’t it? The Post accusing me of racism? Why did the photographer make no mention of this when the cops showed up? Cops make rather good witnesses.”
- This is not the first time he has had problems with the paparazzi. He had two incidents with reporters back in June.
- New York senator Malcolm Smith has condemned Alec saying, “If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help. In today’s modern age it’s a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race or origin.”