ANNE HATHAWAY SIGNS ON FOR ‘SONG ONE': Anne Hathaway is keeping the music going after winning an Oscar for her work in Les Miserables. She has signed on to star in Song One about a young woman who falls in love with her sick brother’s favorite musician. Anne and her husband Adam Shulman will also be producers on the film.
MTV EYEING ‘BIG BROTHER’-STYLE SPECIAL FOR ‘TEEN MOM’ STARS: Radar Online is reporting that MTV is toying with the idea of doing a one-off special that will fix the estranged relationships between the stars of Teen Mom and their mothers. The reality stars will reportedly live in a house with their moms for a week or more while being documented on camera similar to CBS’ Big Brother.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON JOINS ROBERT DOWNEY JR. FILM: Scarlett Johansson is set to reteam with her Avengers costar Robert Downey Jr. for a new film from Iron Man 2 director John Favreau. The film is called Chef and follows Favreau as a top chef who hits the road with a food truck venture.
‘CARRIE DIARIES’ WILL INTRODUCE ‘SEX AND THE CITY’ CHARACTER NEXT SEASON: Now that CW’s The Carrie Diaries has been picked up for a second season, it has been revealed that writers plan to introduce Samantha Jones in season two. There is no word on who will fill the role previously played by Kim Cattrall on the original HBO series.
NINA DOBREV REUNITES WITH HER EX AT CW UPFRONTS: Nina Dobrev and former boyfriend Ian Somerhalder kept things professional as they both attended the CW upfronts in New York City on Thursday (May 16th.) The exes avoided any awkward run-ins on the red carpet and didn’t even interact when they both joined network president Mark Pedowitz on stage.
ROB KARDASHIAN IS STILL TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT: Even while fighting off a lawsuit against a paparazzi photographer accusing him of battery, Rob Kardashian is working hard to shed his extra pounds for summer. The 26 year old was spotted on a vigorous hike in Culver City on Wednesday (May 15th) rocking some slimming black workout gear.
MACAULAY CULKIN MAY BE SMOKING HIMSELF SICK: The National Enquirer is reporting that Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has a nasty habit of smoking around 60 cigarettes a day. A source told the tabloid, “He’s put his nicotine addiction into overdrive. Almost every time I see him, he has a cigarette dangling from his lips and is puffing furiously. He’s coughing a lot, his teeth are yellowing, and friends and family are worried he’s killing himself.”
SETH MEYERS OWES JIMMY FALLON A DEBT OF GRATITUDE: Newly announced Late Night host Seth Meyers says he owes a debt of gratitude to former Saturday Night Live co-star Jimmy Fallon for showing that there is a natural progression to go from show to show. Seth said, “I think I owe a debt of gratitude to Jimmy for having gone from Update to Late Night and having shown it’s a nice progression, so I’m very happy to be doing it. I think if you sit at that Update desk, you learn how to talk about topical stories, and certainly with the guests you learn to talk to crazy people. Although when you do late night, they’re real crazy people as opposed to Bill Hader pretending to be one.”
‘SCANDAL’ STAR SAYS HIS WIFE DOESN’T LIKE HIS SEX SCENES: Scandal star Tony Goldwyn says that his wife refuses to watch the hit ABC show because of the steamy sex scenes between his character and Kerry Washington’s. He told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, “The honest answer is, my wife doesn’t watch it. She watched the pilot and thought it was great, but yeah…I don’t encourage it.”
Beckham Is retiring
David Beckham has announced that this season playing for Paris Saint-Germain will be his last. The 38-year-old released a statement to thank his team for the opportunity but added that it feels like the right time to finish his career.
David said, “If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realized those dreams.” He continued, “I’m honored to represent England both on and off the pitch…I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.”
- Beckham still has two games left to play this season.
Gwyneth Paltrow Snubbed By Madonna
The MET Gala may have happened over a week ago but people are still trying to figure out the real reason Gwyneth Paltrow said she had a bad time at the event. US Weekly claims that Madonna may to blame.
Sources tell the magazine that Madonna went all mean girl on her former friend by snubbing her the entire night and then chatting it up with Gwyneth’s current pal Beyonce. The magazine also claims that Madge was dropped from Gwyneth’s circle of friends and has been hell bent on making her suffer for it.
- An insider close to the situation told Gossip Cop that there was no snubbing and that the pop star and the Iron Man 3 actress simply avoid each other in social situations.