SCARLETT JOHANSSON SAYS SHE DOESN’T GET JEALOUS: Newly engaged Scarlett Johansson discussed her relationship faults to reporters while promoting her film Don Jon at the Toronto Film Festival. She said, “I’m not the jealous type who does background checks. I’m not that type of girlfriend.” Scarlett went on to admit that she does try to change her boyfriends saying, “I am guilty of this, and so are many people — you just want your partner to fit into the box you constructed for them. It’s easier that way. It’s kind of like, ‘Why can’t you be more like me?’ I think that’s what we all want.”
ROBERT PATTINSON GRABS A DRINK WITH HARRY STYLES: One Direction’s Harry Styles and Robert Pattinson reportedly caused a scene just by showing up to have some drinks together at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont on Wednesday night (September 11th.) One witness tweeted, “Harry Styles was at the Chateau Marrmont Hotel!!! With Robert Pattinson having a drink and talking. They argued over who was paying.” Another wrote, “So all that drama outside Chateau Marmont was cuz Harry Styles & Robert Pattinson were just there spotted together #WestHollywood #WhoCares”
NICOLE KIDMAN PLANS TO SUE INFAMOUS PAPARAZZO CARL WU: A paparazzi photographer named Carl Wu allegedly knocked Nicole Kidman to the ground after crashing into her on his bicycle outside of the Carlyle Hotel in New York City on Thursday (September 12th.) According to TMZ, Wu reportedly raced toward her and got dangerously close before he hit his brakes which resulted in the crash which knocked the actress to the ground. Witnesses say Nicole called the police and told Carl that she plans on pressing charges. TMZ also claims that Wu has had run-ins with other celebrities including Lady Gaga and there is a Tumblr account called “F**k You Carl Wu.”
JULIE CHEN HAD SURGERY TO APPEAR LESS ASIAN: The Talk co-host Julie Chen confessed on Wednesday’s (September 11th) episode of the show that she surgery to get rid of her “Asian Eyes.” She revealed, “My secret dates back to — my heart is racing — it dates back to when I was 25 years old and I was working as a local news reporter in Dayton, Ohio. I asked my news director…over the holidays if anchors want to take vacations, could I fill in? And he said, ‘You will never be on this anchor desk, because you’re Chinese.’ He said ‘Let’s face it Julie, how relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we have in Dayton? On top of that because of your Asian eyes, I’ve noticed that when you’re on camera, you look disinterested and bored.’ She went on to say that when she went looking for an agent, she met with one who advised her to get surgery to “make your eyes look better” and then gave her a list of plastic surgeons who could do it. Julie told the audience, “I don’t like to live with regrets. I did it. I moved on. No one is more proud to be Chinese than I am.”
ASHLEY OLSEN’S NEW MAN: Ashley Olsen is rumored to be dating Oliver Peoples CEO David Schulte. Us Weekly allegedly received word from multiple sources who say the relationship is still pretty new. Little is known about Schulte but he is considerably older than Ashley.
KEANU REEVES OFFERS UNFORTUNATE UPDATE ON ‘BILL AND TED 3′: Keanu Reeves sat down with MTV at the Toronto Film Festival and revealed that production on Bill and Ted 3 has hit a snag. He explained, “It’s a long story. There’s lots of subterfuge and conspiracy theories. There’s a whole thing…I might have to do one of those independent press, conspiracy, other-name kind of statements explaining why it hasn’t happened yet, because it’s pretty dark out there. There’s darkness out there that’s keeping it from happening. It’s not winning right now. It’s that part of the story where it’s looking grim. It’s the dark period!” The actor mentioned back in August that he was just waiting to see another draft of the script from the writers of the original film.
‘ENTOURAGE MOVIE’ STILL HASN’T SIGNED VINCE OR TURTLE: The New York Post wrote on Wednesday (September 11th) that Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara have yet to sign on for the Entourage movie that was given the greenlight back in January. Last month castmate Debi Mazer told E! News that production on the film has been delayed and may not be happening at all. Perry Reeves, who played Jeremy Piven’s wife on the HBO series, told E! News at Fashion Week, “We are slowly but surely getting close to filming it. They keep pushing the date, but we will make it. We are all coming back. We are being so cautious on what we say because we have not started shooting yet. I think people are really excited to see it and it’s still in the consciousness of people’s minds. I always say don’t let it go too long.”
MICHAEL J. FOX DISCUSSES HIS RETURN TO TV: Michael J. Fox appears on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone where he discusses his decision to make his return to a full-time TV gig for the first time since Spin City in 2000. Fox tells the magazine, “People said, ‘Are you sure you can handle this? Are you sure you can take it on? Are you sure you can deal with it?’ And I said, ‘No, I’m not sure I can, but I want to and I have an opportunity to.’ And another side of it, that I don’t deal with every day but is certainly present, is that on some level it might be empowering for people.”
LAURA PREPON REPORTEDLY ONLY IN ONE EPISODE OF ‘ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’ NEXT SEASON: Buzzfeed is reporting that Laura Prepon will only appear in one episode of the second season of Orange Is the New Black to wrap up her storyline. Last month Netflix responded to reports that she was leaving the show by saying that the rumors were “inaccurate” because the season was still developing. Laura played a major role in season one as the ex-girlfriend of the main character Piper played by Taylor Schilling.
‘HAPPY ENDINGS’ STAR JOINS ‘HOUSE OF LIES’: Eliza Coupe, star of ABC’s cancelled sitcom Happy Endings, has signed on for a guest-starring role on the upcoming third season of Showtime’s House of Lies. She will be playing Marissa, a “wild-child internet company head and heir to a wealthy media family.” The third season kicks off on January 12th.
GWYNETH PALTROW’S STAR-STUDDED LAWN PARTY: Gwyneth Paltrow posted a video on her blog of a lavish English garden party she threw with Stella McCartney at her house in the Hamptons. The party was in celebration of their collaborative line Stella McCartney x Goop. Guests included Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Rachel Zoe, and more.
JK Rowling Confirms More Harry Potter Movies
JK Rowling broke the news on her Facebook page on Thursday (September 12th) that Warner Brothers will be adapting the fictional Harry Potter textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a series of films. The author reveals in her post that she had some hesitation about returning to the Harry Potter universe but ultimately agreed to take the reins by making her screenwriting debut for the project.
She wrote, “It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of Fantastic Beasts, realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favorite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.”
- Rowling goes on to describe how she pitched the film to the studio saying, “Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”