KATE MIDDLETON STEPS OUT WITH SLIMMER FIGURE: Just a little over a month after giving birth, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton stepped out to do some grocery shopping in Wales on Monday (August 26th) showing off a slimmer figure. Kate will be making her first scheduled public appearance on September 12th at a charity gala in London. Check out the new Kate: http://celeb.bz/17hV7WQ
HEIDI KLUM AND MEL B UPLOAD SELFIES WITHOUT MAKEUP: America’s Got Talent judges Heidi Klum and Mel B posed for makeup-less selfies that Heidi uploaded to Instagram to give her followers an inside look at her skin care routine. The duo sported mini gel eye masks which are believed to help reduce dark circles and bags under the eyes. Klum captioned the photo, “Eye treatments! You won’t recognize us tomorrow on AFT.” Take a look at Mel and Heidi’s bare look: http://bit.ly/14BmXgw
JOE FRANCIS SENTENCED TO JAIL TIME: Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis has been sentenced to serve at least 270 days in county jail for allegedly attacking a woman at his Hollywood mansion back in 2011. Three women accused Joe of taking them back to his house after a night out and then refusing to let them leave — one of the women claims he choke-slammed her head into his tile floor. Joe’s sentence also requires him to be on probation for 36 months and complete a level three anger management course as well as psychological counseling once a week for a year.
PAULA DEEN DISCRIMINATION CASE IS CLOSED: A federal judge officially signed off on a deal on Monday (August 26th) that dismisses the discrimination lawsuit against Paula Deen. The judge ruled that plaintiff Lisa Jackson could not sue over treatment that she observed rather than was subjected to herself. The case was closed “with prejudice” meaning that the she cannot sue again over the same allegations. Deen released a statement saying, “While this has been a difficult time for both my family and myself, I am pleased that the Judge dismissed the race claims and I am looking forward to getting this behind me, now that the remaining claims have been resolved. During this time my faith has strengthened me and the tremendous outpouring of support as well as prayers from folks from all walks of life has been both humbling and overwhelming. I am confident that those who truly know how I live my life know that I believe in kindness and fairness for everyone.”
ALEXANDER SKARSGARD LEADS CHEER AT SWEDISH SOCCER GAME: True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard stood up and led a cheer at a Swedish soccer game trying recently in an attempt to rally the crowd to support the Hammarby Sports Club players. Though the video is in his native tongue, a YouTube commenter translated the cheer to mean, “Who is the most beautiful…Hammarby…the most victorious…Hammarby…and the best…Hammarby”
DEMI LOVATO’S ‘GLEE’ CHARACTER REVEALED: Glee star Naya Rivera revealed at Sunday’s (August 25th) VMAs that she will be getting romantic with Demi Lovato’s character in the upcoming season of the show. Naya explained, “She’s playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about it. We get to sing a song together.”
TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER INVITED BACK AS GOLDEN GLOBE HOSTS: Deadline is reporting that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been approached to host the 2014 Golden Globes following critical praise from their debut co-hosting the 2013 telecast. The website reports that there have not been any conversations between Fey, Poehler, and the network yet but the offer is on the table.
DIANA ROSS’ SON CAST IN ‘THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY': Lionsgate announced on Twitter on Tuesday (August 27th) that Diana Ross’ son Evan has been cast as Messalla in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2. Messalla is the assistant to Cressida — previously announced to be played by Natalie Dormer. Evan has had roles on The CW’s 90210 and the movie Jeff, Who Lives At Home.
MITCH HURWITZ GIVES AN ‘ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT’ MOVIE UPDATE: Rolling Stone magazine caught up with Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz to discuss the series’ life on Netflix and the long-rumored feature film adaptation. Mitch addressed the movie rumors by saying, “I can’t get into much more detail because I don’t want to scare anybody off. I don’t want to be presumptuous about it. I don’t own the property outright — it’s a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie….I’m always sort of superstitious about talking about this stuff before it happens. It’s the best way to guarantee it doesn’t happen.” He added, “I think it would be very doable to get them back together for four or five weeks to make a movie”
VIN DIESEL GETS A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: Vin Diesel seemed to be all smiles while accepting his plaque during the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor was accompanied by his Riddick co-star Katee Sackhoff and Fast & Furious friends Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. Vin received the 2,504th star on the famous street.
Doctor Luke Bails On American Idol
The third American Idol judging seat is up for grabs once again. Despite accepting the gig last week, music producer Dr. Luke has been forced to resign from the job due to conflict of interest.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dr. Luke signed a label deal with Sony Music back in 2011 and working on Idol would mean that he’d be developing talent for Universal Music Group — a direct competitor for Sony. An insider also revealed to the website that the judging job would demand too much of his time. The source said, “Luke wants to build an entertainment company…after a lot of conversations, both Luke and Sony Music CEO Doug Morris came to the mutual agreement that taking Dr. Luke out of the Idol running was the best thing for all parties.”
- Dr. Luke’s departure leaves only Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban at the judging panel.
Alec Baldwin Attacks Photog
Despite being a new father, Alec Baldwin is allegedly up to his old rage-filled ways. The 55-year-old actor is being accused of attacking a paparazzi photographer on the streets of New York City on Tuesday (August 27th.)
Although TMZ broke the story that a cameraman called the police after being attacked by the actor without provocation, sources tell Gossip Cop that the paparazzo was acting aggressively toward Alec’s wife Hilaria Baldwin. The photographer reportedly harassed her in a nearby tea shop before he and Alec began shoving each other.
- Both sides told the police that they do not want to press charges.
- Hilaria and Alec welcomed their baby Carmen into the world on Friday (August 24th.)