‘SMASH’ RATINGS GET EVEN LOWER: Tuesday night’s new episode of Smash managed to fall even lower by dropping 22 percent in the ratings. The decrease in viewership was the lowest the series has seen to date.
ELIZABETH OLSEN TO STAR IN ‘ROMEO & JULIET’: Elizabeth Olsen has inked a deal to portray the tragic heroine Juliet in an off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Her male counterpart has yet to be cast.
MARK RUFFALO RULES OUT ANOTHER HULK MOVIE: Despite the success of Marvel’s The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to shoot down rumors that The Hulk will get his own movie again. Mark wrote, “A lot of folks have been asking about the Next Hulk. The next time you see my Hulk it will be in the Avengers2. No plans for stand alone.” He later added, “I am not giving up on another stand-alone HULK. But it’s not in the works right now. One never knows what the future will bring.”
BRAVO POSTPONES ‘THE JONESES’: Bravo execs have decided to postpone production on its scripted drama pilot The Joneses because they have had difficulty casting the project. They have announced plans to resume production once broadcast pilot season is over.
KELLY OSBOURNE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL: Fashion Police contributor Kelly Osbourne was rushed to the hospital on Thursday (March 7th) after suffering a seizure during a taping of the E! show. Fellow host Joan Rivers informed TMZ that Kelly is now fine after she reportedly announced she wasn’t feeling well before falling out of her chair and shaking on the ground.
DEMI MOORE IS SEEKING SPOUSAL SUPPORT FROM ASHTON: The divorce between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher has taken a dramatic turn. Demi filed her own court documents on Thursday (March 7th) seeking a divorce from Ashton and she wants him to pay her attorney fees as well as spousal support.
GRAPHIC NUDE PHOTOS OF BROOKE MUELLER BEING SHOPPED AROUND: Someone is attempting to sell photos featuring Charlie Sheen’s ex, Brooke Mueller, fresh from a shower and completely naked which she had reportedly taken and sent to her boyfriend a while back. Brooke suspects the person attempting to sell the pictures is a disgruntled ex-assistant.
ALEC BALDWIN AND HIS WIFE ARE EXPECTING A BABY GIRL: Hilaria Baldwin revealed to Extra that she and Alec have found out the sex of the baby they are expecting in July. She told the show, “Alec and I are overjoyed that we are going to be welcoming a little girl into our lives.”
RYAN LOCHTE SPOTTED KISSING CARMEN ELECTRA: Olympian Ryan Lochte was spotted kissing Carmen Electra in a booth at Hollywood’s Bootsy Bellows on Tuesday (March 5th.) A witness told E! News, “They did not leave together, and I am not sure if they will see each other again. But they have been tweeting and instagraming back and forth.”
The controversial nature of Saturday Night Live’s “Djesus Uncrossed” sketch has caused Sears to pull its online advertising on the NBC and Hulu websites. The skit originally aired during the Christoph Waltz episode of the show on February 16th and immediately caught the attention of the fundamentalist Christian group, American Family Association, and other religious blogs.
Sears released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying, “We received customer feedback about our ads running on NBC.com and Hulu in a rotation with other advertisers around the online rebroadcast of that particular SNL episode. We informed customers that it wasn’t supposed to happen, and while going forward we may advertise on the broadcast, we’ve taken steps to ensure that our commercials do not air online exactly as they did in this situation.”
- The American Family Association issued a press release saying that both Sears and JCPenney had pulled their ads entirely from the show but an insider denied the claim to E! News.
- “Djesus Uncrossed” is a parody of Django Unchained featuring a resurrected Jesus Christ on a quest for revenge.
Mommy-to-be Kim Kardashian had a bit of a health scare requiring an unexpected visit to the doctor on Wednesday (March 6th.) The reality star apparently began to experience severe stomach pains on a flight home from Paris and sought medical attention immediately upon her arrival in Los Angeles.
Although media outlets have been referring to the emergency as a miscarriage scare, Kim was diagnosed with flu-like symptoms. A source told Gossip Cop that she has been stressed lately and is now under doctor’s orders to rest.
- The baby is reportedly doing ok.