MELISSA MCCARTHY TO HOST ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ AGAIN: Sources tell Us Weekly that Melissa McCarthy has been tapped to host Saturday Night Live for the show’s April 6th episode. The Bridesmaids star started her career doing improv comedy with L.A.’s famous Groundlings.
‘THE HUNGER GAMES’ CAPITOL PORTAITS REVEALED: New artwork promoting the upcoming sequel to The Hunger Games has been posted on the movie’s official Facebook page. The “Capitol Portraits” feature major characters from the upcoming Catching Fire movie including newcomer Johanna Mason played by Jena Malone. Take a look: http://on.fb.me/108xx9W
CARRIE FISHER CONFIRMS HER RETURN TO ‘STAR WARS’: Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she will be returning to her role as Princess Leia in a new interview with Palm Beach Illustrated. When asked what Princess Leia is like today, Carrie joked, “Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.”
SAM MENDES WON’T DIRECT THE NEXT BOND MOVIE: Skyfall director Sam Mendes told Empire magazine that he will not be returning to direct the next James Bond movie. He explained that other productions such as Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear will be his focus over the next year and beyond.
‘WHAT NOT TO WEAR’ HAS BEEN GIVEN THE AXE: TLC has decided not to renew What Not To Wear for an eleventh season. The final episodes will begin airing Friday nights in July.
TAYLOR LAUTNER AND KRISTEN STEWART REUNITE IN HOLLYWOOD: Twilight co-stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart reunited in Hollywood on Tuesday (March 6th) for a concert. The pals attended a show at the Troubadour by Marcus Foster — who contributed a song to the Twilight soundtrack.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO IMPERSONATES JACK NICHOLSON: Leo DiCaprio made an appearance on a Japanese TV show and revealed his hidden talent of imitating Jack Nicholson’s facial expression. Leo didn’t attempt to impersonate Jack’s voice but he definitely has the eyebrows down. Take a look: http://tmz.me/XRqEtn
ALYSON HANNIGAN’S STALKER AGREES THAT HE’S A THREAT: How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan recently obtained a temporary restraining order against a man she claims has been stalking her and the man didn’t deny it. TMZ reports that John Hobbs chose not to fight the restraining order and has agreed to stay at least 100 yards from her and her family for the next three years.
CHANNING TATUM USED TO LIVE WITH A ‘VANDERPUMP RULES’ CAST MEMBER: Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor revealed on Watch What Happens Live on Monday (March 4th) that he used to live with Channing Tatum. The tidbit was uncovered during a game called Two Truths and a Jax. He explained to Andy Cohen, “Yeah, he was my first roommate in New York when I first started modeling.”
ANDERSON COOPER RECALLS VISITING A STRIP CLUB: Anderson Cooper spent some time on Wednesday (March 6th) strolling down memory lane with his Anderson Live cohost Lisa Rinna by recalling a visit to a strip club in his younger years. He told Lisa, “I went to one once for a bachelor party when I was in college and I literally was like talking to the ladies about their shoes. I mean I was so not into it. I was like I am not even going to fake this one. It was Tampa, Fla. It was all guys from college, my team was there.”
Valerie Harper, star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda, has revealed that she has terminal brain cancer. She opens up about the news in the new issue of People magazine.
On January 15th, Harper was diagnosed with a rare condition caused by cancer cells spreading into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Doctors have told her she has as little as three months left to live. The 73-year-old tells the magazine, “I don’t think of dying. I think of being here now.”
- Valerie previously battled lung cancer back in 2009.