KANYE WEST WILL DEBUT BABY NORTH ON KRIS JENNER’S SHOW: Kanye West unveiled the first baby picture of baby North on the finale of Kris Jenner’s talk show which filmed on Tuesday (August 20th) but will air on Friday (August 23rd.) Kris is reportedly hoping the big reveal will give the show the ratings boost it needs to get Fox to pick it up for a full series.
LINDSAY LOHAN INTERVIEW DOESN’T SCORE BIG RATINGS FOR OWN: The highly buzzed about Lindsay Lohan interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter failed to meet expectations with less than one million viewers tuning in. Only 892,000 people watched the initial airing and an additional 504,000 watched the encore immediately following. Oprah’s conversation with Lance Armstrong back in January brought record-breaking numbers for OWN.
‘90210’ VET JOINS ‘THE FOLLOWING': E! News has confirmed that 90210 star Jessica Stroup has been cast a series regular named Max on season two of Fox’s The Following. According to the website, “Max is an NYPD cop working in the Intel Division and will become a very valuable ally to her uncle Ryan.” She is also rumored to be a potential love interest for Shawn Ashmore’s character.
COURTNEY STODDEN MAY BE JOINING UK’S ‘CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER': Courtney Stodden is rumored to have signed on to move into UK’s Celebrity Big Brother house. It is believed that Courtney replaced Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina who allegedly dropped out after a lot of abusive backlash online. The new season kicks off on Thursday (August 22nd.)
KYM JOHNSON IS LEAVING ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS': Professional dancer Kym Johnson revealed that she will not be returning to Dancing with the Stars for the upcoming 17th season. She has reportedly decided to pursue an “amazing work opportunity” but hopes to be back to the competition the year after. She has been with the show for 14 seasons.
NAOMI WATTS WAS CONCERNED ABOUT PRINCE WILLIAM AND HARRY WHILE MAKING ‘DIANA': Naomi Watts revealed to British magazine Event that she kept thinking about Prince William and Harry’s feelings while portraying Princess Diana in her new biopic Diana. She explained, “I’ve thought about her sons, of course, and it’s haunting that they lost their mother because I know what it means to lose a parent so young. I’m always thinking about those boys – I can’t imagine growing up without a mother. Of course it was in my mind when I made the decision to do the film; how would they feel? I would hate to upset them. I hope they feel good about it. It’s a piece of history that we are all interested in and at some point the story had to be told.”
‘SHAHS OF SUNSET’ CAST MEMBER SERVED RESTRAINING ORDER: Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi was served a restraining order from her ex-boyfriend Sean Sette claiming that she has been stalking him and “threatening” his family and career. According to court documents acquired by TMZ, “GG has an abundance of knives that she carries with her, including illegal knives.”
JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN SAYS MIAMI ISN’T IDEAL FOR RAISING KIDS: The Possession star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been living in Miami with his family during production of his now-cancelled series Magic City and the 47-year-old actor claims that the town isn’t exactly family-friendly. He told People, “Miami is not optimal for raising a child. It’s optimal if you’re 22 years old and want to go party every night. Really all we could do was go to the beach. Sunday mornings we’d head to the beach and we’d be there for eight hours a day.”
STAR OF NICKELODEON’S ‘FRED’ COMES OUT: Lucas Cruikshank, star of Nickelodeon’s Fred, came out of the closet in the first episode of his newly launched YouTube question and answer show with his friend Jennifer Veal — former star of Disney Channel’s Jessie. The 19-year-old revealed that his friends and family have known about his sexuality for years but he never felt he had to make a public announcement about it.
‘DUCK DYNASTY’ STAR ATTENDS WEDDING OF SUPER-FANS: Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson surprised super-fans Mehgan Cook and Charlie Miller at their Pennsylvania wedding on Saturday (August 17th) that had a Duck Dynasty theme. The bride wore a strapless white gown with a camouflage print belt and the groom went with a camo T-shirt, black pants, and camo boots. After the ceremony, Robertson signed autographs, posed for pictures, and met the couple’s five-month-old son Jase — named after Willie’s older brother.
DR. PHIL TAKES HEAT FOR ‘IS IT OK TO HAVE SEX WITH DRUNK GIRL?’ TWEET: Dr. Phil wound up taking some heat last night after he tweeted, “If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused” The self-help TV talk show host quickly deleted the tweet, but it was too late to stop the responses, which ranged from outraged to funny. A representative for Dr. Phil’s show later told Buzzfeed, “This tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic. It was not intended to be taken lightly. It’s based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label.”
JJ Abrams Mystery Project
The internet has been left bewildered by the mysterious new video that JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production company released online on Monday (August 19th.) The clip was posted to YouTube and lasts one minute and seven seconds but does not reveal any hints as to what it is supposed to be promoting.
The black and white video starts with the visual of a man stumbling out of a shallow surf onto a beach with a voiceover saying, “He arrived knowing nothing of himself. Who is he? Soon he will know. Because what begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin. This is what happens: Men become lost. Men vanish. Men are erased…and reborn.” It ends with the close-up of a man’s face with his lips sewn shut.
- “Stranger” was played over 1,000,000 times in the first day that it was online.
- There are several theories about what it could be including that it is a remake of the 1994 movie The Crow.