WAS JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT FLIRTING WITH LADY GAGA AT THE VMAS? TMZ cameras captured footage of VMA presenter Joseph Gordon-Levitt chatting it up with a practically naked Lady Gaga during a break from the award show. Though it is unknown what the two spoke about, Joseph appeared delighted when Gaga twirls around to show off her complete look. Gaga gave the actor a quick hug at the end of the chat before making her way back to her seat.
KATE GOSSELIN IS SUING JON GOSSELIN: Kate Gosselin filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia on Monday (August 26th) against her ex-husband Jon Gosselin accusing him of stealing her hard drive and hacking her computer and phone to help write a tell-all book about her. The lawsuit claims that Jon illegally obtained the material to help his friend Robert Hoffman with his book Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World which has been yanked from Amazon as a result of the controversy.
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN’S DAUGHTER REVEALS BATTLE WITH ADDICTION: Olivia Newton John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi has revealed that she has been in a four year battle with depression and anxiety after becoming addicted to cocaine and alcohol. She recently told Women’s Day that she has been living in a sober living facility for the past seven months following her downward spiral while living in Los Angeles. Chloe explained, “I started to get into the party scene, drinking every night, and then before long I got introduced to cocaine and all of a sudden the combination of those two things took away all the fear and depression and that is when the cycle began. I was using most days and nights. And not only was I doing coke, I was drinking vodka heavily also. I had to combine the two. I was so out of it during this time I don’t even remember waking up most mornings. I’m honestly surprised I did not have a heart attack.”
SHAILENE WOODLEY LOVES HER SHORT HAIR: Divergent star Shailene Woodley chatted with People on the red carpet of Sunday’s (August 25th) VMAs and discussed how much she has been enjoying having short hair since drastically cutting it for her upcoming role in The Fault in Our Stars. Shailene said, “It’s really awesome because there’s no upkeep. It dries in two seconds and it’s nice not to spend a lot of time getting ready.” She went on to say that she would love to cut it even shorter but she doesn’t think she is allowed.
SIMON COWELL ENGAGES IN SOME PDA WITH LAUREN SILVERMAN: It seems that Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are not wasting any time kicking their romance into high gear. The pair werephotographed being affectionate by holding hands and kissing while vacationing together in the south of France. Now that Lauren has reportedly settled her divorce and Simon has publically acknowledged his pending fatherhood, the two are reportedly enjoying the freedom to be open about their relationship.
SYFY GIVES PILOT ORDER TO ’12 MONKEYS’ ADAPTATION: The Syfy network is moving forward with a TV adaptation of the 1995 film 12 Monkeys which starred Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis. The network’s programming president discussed the project to The Hollywood Reporter back in July saying, “We have a great pilot. We’re now flushing out what the rest of the series might be.” Syfy is reportedly looking to add five or six more scripted series to their schedule in 2014.
TWO ACTORS CAST IN ‘THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY’: Two major roles have been filled for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 in the past week. It was announced late last week that Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer will play Cressida, a director who joins the rebellion. It was also announced on Monday (August 26th) that Aussie actress Stef Dawson has landed the role of Annie Crest — a victor from District 4 who is in a relationship with Finnick Odair who will be played by Sam Claflin in the upcoming film adaptation of book two — Catching Fire.
JUDD APATOW IS GETTING INTO BUSINESS WITH AMY SCHUMER: Judd Apatow is getting into business with Comedy Central personality Amy Schumer. Apatow Productions will be producing an untitled script that Amy is writing as a starring vehicle for herself. Judd’s company has previously had a hand in the female-driven comedies Bridesmaids and HBO’s Girls.
CBS TO REBOOT ‘LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE’: CBS is developing a modern version of the 1970’s comedy anthology series Love, American Style. The network is tweaking the premise and it is now described as “following the lives of four couples who are connected through the many stages of love and their complicated relationships.” The original series ran for five seasons on ABC.
‘THE WALKING DEAD’ PROMO RELEASED: AMC has released a sneak peek of the upcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead. The 45-second clip shows season three newcomer Michonne in a sticky situation and requiring assistance just outside the gates of the prison where the survivors are still living. The Walking Dead premieres on Sunday, October 13th.
New York Is Suing Donald Trump
Donald Trump is being sued by the attorney general of New York for $40 million over claims that the Apprentice star helped run a phony school which promised to make students rich and failed to deliver on other promises. According to The Huffington Post, the lawsuit was filed on Saturday (August 24th) and claims that as many as 5,000 students allegedly paid up to $35,000 for “Trump University” thinking they would at least meet the mogul but instead got to take a picture in front of a life-size picture of him.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman explained, “Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers’ advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm. Trump University, with Donald Trump’s knowledge and participation, relied on Trump’s name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand.”
- Donald and his attorney have responded to the lawsuit making allegations that Schneiderman’s claims are completely false and are actually politically motivated. Trumps attorney, Michael D. Cohen, told the Associated Press, “The attorney general has been angry because he felt that Mr. Trump and his various companies should have done much more for him in terms of fundraising. This entire investigation is politically motivated and it is a tremendous waste of taxpayers’ money. Donald Trump will not sit back and be extorted by anyone, including the attorney general.”
- Team Trump is also arguing that Trump University has nearly 11,000 testimonials from students who are happy with their experience and that 98% of people who enrolled rated the program “excellent” in a survey.
- In 2011, the state education department forced Trump to change the name Trump University to the Trump Entrepreneur Institute because it didn’t meet the legal definitions of a university.