COURTENEY COX IS DATING ‘COUGAR TOWN’ COSTAR: Newly divorced Courteney Cox is reportedly dating her Cougar Town costar Brian Van Holt. An insider told Us Weekly that they have been together for about six months. Cox’s ex David Arquette once told Howard Stern that his wife and Brian were having an emotional affair.
REPORT: KIM KARDASHIAN IS OBSESSED WITH LOSING HER BABY WEIGHT: North West was born less than two weeks ago but her mother, Kim Kardashian, is reportedly obsessed with losing her baby weight. Sources tell Radar Online, “She really believes she can lose the first 30 pounds in the first month. She wants to look good in a bikini by the end of the summer.”
ANNA WINTOUR TWEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour tweeted for the first time through her magazine’s official Twitter account to express her support of the Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage. The tweet said, “Today’s rulings are a big step forward for all Americans striving to achieve equality. I couldn’t be happier or more proud. –A.W.”
KIM ZOLCIAK IS PREGNANT: Bravo reality star Kim Zolciak has revealed that she is pregnant with her fifth child. The revelation was made on Tuesday’s (June 25th) episode of Don’t Be Tardy. The 35-year-old took over a dozen pregnancy tests and all of them confirmed that she is with child.
JESSICA BIEL USES SHOCK COLLARS ON HER DOGS: Total Recall star Jessica Biel was spotted walking her dogs in New York City on Tuesday (June 25th) and both pups were wearing controversial shock collars. The collars are commonly used to teach obedience but some people feel it is a form of animal cruelty.
NBC EXTENDS OPTIONS TO JOHN STAMOS AND OTHER STARS OF ‘I AM VICTOR’: NBC and Universal TV have extended the options of five cast members in the drama pilot I Am Victor including John Stamos and Matthew Lillard. Earlier this month, the network decided to retool the show and it is believed they are looking to meld two of the female characters into one.
MTV CANCELS ‘ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS’: MTV has decided not to renew Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous for a second season. The network released a statement saying, “After careful consideration of many factors, we have ultimately decided not to move forward with an additional season of the series. We wish Bo, the cast and the entire production crew the very best.”
‘CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’ MAY BE HEADING TO BROADWAY: A stage version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened in London on Tuesday (June 25th) and the show is being considered to make the move to Broadway. Skyfall director Sam Mendes adapted the story to the stage but the reviews were not quite as overwhelmingly positive as the musical version of Roald Dahl’s Matilda which began its Broadway run this season.
OWN NETWORK PICKS UP TWO SOAP OPERAS: Oprah’s OWN network has picked up the rights to air the first 40 episodes of the soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live which were previously cancelled by ABC but have been continuing online. The network will begin airing the shows back to back Monday through Thursday starting on July 15th.
ELIZABETH BANKS SIGNS ON FOR TWO INDIE FILMS: Hunger Games actress Elizabeth Banks has signed on to star in two new indie films including the Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy where she will play Brian Wilson’s wife. In Little Accidents, Banks will play a woman whose life spirals out of control after a town is devastated by a mining accident that kills 12 men.
Paula Deen Attempts Damage Control
The past week hasn’t been so easy for celebrity chef Paula Deen but she attempted to turn things around for herself by sitting down to an interview on the Today show with Matt Lauer on Wednesday (June 26th.) Paula got emotional during the conversation while insisting that she is a loving person and that she is distressed by the way the n-word gets tossed around between members of the African-American community.
US Weekly is reporting that Paula has hired Judy Smith — the inspiration for Kerry Washington’s character on Scandal — to help her through this crisis. However, those close to Deen insist that even though the controversy may be costing her endorsement deals, her businesses are thriving.
- Shortly after Paula’s interview, Caesars casino company announced that they will be closing all four restaurants that operate on their properties as part of a business partnership with the chef.
- Walmart also released a statement on Wednesday afternoon saying, “We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed.”