‘FASHION POLICE’ WRITERS ON STRIKE: The writers for E!’s Fashion Police have gone on strike in the hopes of getting the show to become a Writers Guild of America show. They believe they are owed hundreds of dollars worth of unpaid overtime from both E! and Joan Rivers’ production company.
TRACY MORGAN TO HOST BILLBOARD AWARDS: ABC has tapped Tracy Morgan to host the Billboard Music Awards taking place in Las Vegas on May 19th. Tracy released a statement saying, “I’m honored to be a part of one of music’s biggest nights. When you look at the artists who have come up through Billboard over the years, it’s incredible. And how can you say no when Prince is going to be there!”
‘THE BLING RING’ TO OPEN SIDEBAR SECTION OF CANNES: Sofia Coppola’s film The Bling Ring starring Emma Watson will open the “Un Certain Regard” sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival. The film will debut on May 16th as part of the special section because it was not eligible to compete in the Palme d’Or race.
KRISTEN STEWART CONFIRMED FOR ‘HUNTSMAN’ SEQUEL: Kristen Stewart has been confirmed as the star for the recently announced sequel to Snow White & The Huntsman. The announcement was made by Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson at Cinemacon. Rupert Sanders will not be directing.
DREAMWORKS ANNOUNCES ‘THE CROODS’ SEQUEL: Dreamworks has announced plans to make a sequel to their animated caveman hit The Croods. The first installment has earned almost $400 million at the worldwide box office since debuting in March.
SEAN LOWE SETS WEDDING DATE TO CATHERINE GIUDICI: Sean Lowe let it slip during Tuesday’s (April 16th) Dancing With the Stars that he will be tying the know with Catherine Giudici in August. As previously reported, their wedding will air as a special on ABC.
KIM KARDASHIAN DIDN’T WANT TO GO ON HER HONEYMOON: As Kim Kardashian’s divorce trial continues, new information about her short-lived relationship is coming to light. It was revealed in the courtroom that Kim didn’t even want to go on a honeymoon with Kris Humphries after their wedding because she was supposed to start filming a new reality show in New York. When Kris insisted they take one, the couple flew to Italy where the paparazzi showed up to document the vacation which Kris learned was all arranged by the family.
MAYA RUDOLPH CONFIRMS PREGNANCY: Maya Rudolph confirmed that she is pregnant with her fourth child while promoting Grown Ups 2 with her co-stars on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Though sources reported the pregnancy back in February, this is the first time Maya is publicly acknowledging the rumors.
PETER DINKLAGE WON’T ACCEPT HIS SEX SYMBOL STATUS: In a new interview with Playboy, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage says that he takes his new status as a sex symbol with a grain of salt. He tells the magazine, “They’ll say, ‘Oh, he’s sexy,’ but women still go for guys who are 6’2. It’s nice that people are thinking outside the box, but I don’t believe any of it for a minute.”
Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper’s rumored new girlfriend Suki Waterhouse may be creating a rift between Brad and Jennifer Lawrence. Although Gossip Cop denies the rumors, Radar Online is reporting that Suki is occupying too much of Brad’s time and it’s making Jennifer jealous.
Sources tell the website, “When Bradley and Jennifer made Silver Linings Playbook and Serena together they were inseparable. But now, Bradley has been spending his free time with Suki, and she feels like she’s lost her partner in crime.” Jennifer has reportedly only been able to spend time with Brad on set.
- Brad has apparently flown to London and Paris to spend time with Suki and then flew her to Boston to show her the city.
- Jennifer and Bradley are currently working on the new film from Silver Linings director David O. Russell tentatively American Hustle.
Teen Suing Rachel Ray
An overweight teenager who appeared on The Rachael Ray Show is suing the talk show for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The young woman had agreed to take part of a segment on overweight teens but claims that the trainer verbally abused her while putting her through a grueling workout.
TMZ is reporting that Christina Pagliarolo claims to have suffered serious injuries after her trainer pushed her too hard while yelling at her the entire time. Christina claims that at one point the trainer put her on a Stairmaster, cranked up the speed until she fell off, and then he screamed at her for falling.
- A rep for the show told the website, “We haven’t received this purported lawsuit but if it does materialize we will defend ourselves against it vigorously and fully expect to prevail.”