JASON SEGEL IS NOT DATING CAMERON DIAZ: Though it was rumored that Bad Teacher co-stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz are getting romantic after having dinner together in the Hamptons on Tuesday (August 20th,) Gossip Cop is reporting that they are nothing more than friends. The truth is that another man joined them during their meal at Nick & Toni’s and that the actors have been spending time together because they co-starred in another movie called Sex Tape which is due out next year.
GWYNETH PALTROW WON’T EAT CARBS: Us Weekly is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted eating at Serafina in East Hampton, NY with her family on Tuesday (August 20th) and she refused to eat the same carb-loaded food that her husband and children were enjoying. A source told the magazine, “Gwyneth didn’t touch the carbs. She only ate the steamed vegetables. So everyone else had a pizza and pasta feast while she ate her vegetables and drank sparkling water.”
LINDSAY LOHAN DEFENDS HER DECISION TO HANG OUT WITH VIKRAM CHATWAL: Sources are telling TMZ that Lindsay Lohan doesn’t see why people made a big deal over her shopping day with Vikram Chatwal — a recovering addict who was arrested for drug possession in April. Lindsay reportedly believes that the hotel mogul is good company because he shares the same struggles with addiction that she has and is currently in recovery from his most recent stint in rehab. Several drug counselors told TMZ that Lindsay’s decision was “not recommended” for addicts in her situation.
LENA DUNHAM WROTE TO A SEX ADVICE COLUMN AT 19: Girls creator Lena Dunham revealed on Instagram on Thursday (August 22nd) that she wrote a letter to TimeOut New York’s sex columnist back in 2005 about being a 19-year-old virgin. The actress captioned her photo of the letter, “#tbt to that time I wrote a letter to Jamie Buffalino, the sexpert in Time Out NY and he ANSWERED. Please note ‘I have a reasonable amount of sexual experience…’ #2005 #virgin.” Check out the letter and response: http://bit.ly/19Ad17I, http://bit.ly/13JhOV5, http://bit.ly/19Ad17q
AMANDA SEYFRIED IS ATTRACTED TO CREEPS: Lovelace star Amanda Seyfried is rumored to be dating actor Justin Long but the 27-year-old recently revealed to LOOK magazine that she is usually attracted to creeps. She explained, “My best friend and I are attracted to creeps because they’re interesting and mysterious and they provide us with this rush and a need to fix them. It doesn’t make any sense — it’s a weird psychology.”
MEGAN FOX IS THE FACE OF AVON’S NEW FRAGRANCE: Ninja Turtles star Megan Fox is the face of Avon’s new fragrance called Instinct. The 27-year-old expressed her excitement over the news saying, “When Avon approached me to be the face of Instinct, I was thrilled about the opportunity to represent these fragrances. I’m so excited to be a part of this brand I’ve always loved and respected.” The company’s European fragrance brand manager explained their choice by stating, “No one evokes magnetic attraction better than Megan — men and women alike see her as a bold, captivating beauty. She’s the perfect face for a scent that’s intensely alluring and a little bit dangerous.” Take a look at the ads: http://bit.ly/17NVlmX , http://bit.ly/186E1bB
RACHEL ZOE CONFIRMS HER SHOW IS OVER: Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe confirmed to Capitol File magazine that her Bravo reality show The Rachel Zoe Project will not be coming back to TV. She explained, “We’ve done five years. I think it’s time to probably move on. The Rachel Zoe Project was meant to be a show solely based on fashion and designers and all of that, and clearly it wasn’t. I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t want my personal life on television.'”
‘AWKWARD’ RETURN DATE REVEALED: MTV has announced that the second half of the third season of Awkward will resume on October 22nd. One of the show’s stars, Jillian Rose Reed, teased to HollywoodLife.com, “These back 10 kind of take a turn for the character Jenna. She’ll go to a little bit of a darker place, and Tamara being her best friend is going to be joining her on that ride. You’ll get to see a lot of friendships being tried, plus a lot of relationship stuff with her and Jake, still figuring out where they are and what they’re doing in love.”
RACHEL DRATCH REVEALS SHE WAS INITIALLY REJECTED BY ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE': In a new interview with the New York Times comedian Rachel Dratch reveals she was initially rejected by Saturday Night Live before finally joining the cast in 1999. She said, “I didn’t get it that year. They hired Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, and Chris Parnell, and they said: ‘We’re not taking any women this year. But maybe next year.’ I was at peace with it.” She ended up staying with the show until 2006.
‘HOMELAND’ TERRORIST JOINS CW’S ‘ARROW': Navid Negahban, best known for playing terrorist Abu Nazir on Homeland, has landed a role playing a villain on the upcoming second season of Arrow. Navid will play a character named Al-Owal who will debut in the fifth episode of the season.
Lee Thompson Young
The funeral for Lee Thompson Young will take place today (August 23rd). The actor was found dead this week inside of his Los Angeles home from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. He was 29. According to TMZ, Young’s funeral will take place at the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood — where his show Rizzoli & Isle’s is filmed.
- The service will be this afternoon. Hundreds of people are expected to attend.
People Stealing The Hoff From Convenience Stores
David Hasselhoff appears to be a hot commodity these days. According to CBS, about 550 cutouts of the Baywatch star advertising “Iced Hoffees” have been stolen from Cumberland Farms convenience stores all over the Northeast and one of these attempted thefts turned violent on Tuesday (August 20th.)
The Connecticut Post is reporting that a clerk from a store in Shelton, CT attempted to chase down a black SUV who removed the advertisement from a light pole but ended up getting struck and dragged by the vehicle. He is currently in critical condition.
- 61-year-old Hasselhoff tweeted on Wednesday (August 21st,) “I am shocked & truly saddened about the Cumberland farms store clerk tragedy My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with him and his family! WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW I FEEL AT THIS MOMENT PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY A PRAYER THAT HE MAKES A FULL RECOVERY!!”