JOSH HUTCHERSON IS STRAIGHT FOR NOW: Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson appears in the new issue of Out magazine where he reveals that although he considers himself to be straight, things may change down the line. He explains, “Maybe I could say right now I’m 100 percent straight. But who knows? In a f**king year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person.” Josh goes on to say, “I’ve met guys all the time that I’m like, Damn, that’s a good-looking guy, you know? I’ve never been, like, Oh, I want to kiss that guy. I really love women. But I think defining yourself as 100% anything is kind of near-sighted and close-minded.”
HAYDEN PANETTIERE CONFIRMS HER ENGAGEMENT: Nashville star Hayden Panettiere appeared on Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday (October 9th) where she confirmed that she is engaged to marry boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko. Rumors of their engagement first surfaced in March but had never been confirmed until now. Hayden also wore a large snake over her shoulders during her appearance on the show.
ALEC BALDWIN RANTS ABOUT PAPARAZZI IN THE HAMPTONS: Former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin wrote a letter in the East Hampton Star complaining about the recent influx of paparazzi photographers in East Hampton Village. The 55-year-old wrote, “What has gone wrong with our society that this vermin has spawned in East Hampton? These are not New Yorkers that have slithered out here. They are home grown. They are locals. And they obviously have no idea about how to live in a community like ours. I hope that our local government will address this issue, which has nothing to do with freedom of the press and everything to do with criminal harassment, abuse, and authorizing the intimidation and stalking of one group in our society while protecting the basic rights of all others. That’s remarkably like a bill of attainder. And that’s unconstitutional.”
JESSICA ALBA DUMPS BRAD GORESKI AS STYLIST: Jessica Alba has reportedly dumped Bravo reality star Brad Goreski as her stylist. An insider told Radar Online that Rachel Zoe is to blame. The source explained, “Rachel’s friends, some of whom are mutual friends of Jessica, pressured Jessica to leave. But Jessica isn’t switching to Rachel because a common complaint about Rachel is that she just doesn’t give her clients enough time. Jessica is now working with the two creative heads of Current/Elliott Jeans. Brad’s feelings are definitely hurt after overhauling her personal style over the last two years.” Brad and Rachel have allegedly had a bad relationship ever since he stole some of her clients for his own reality show.
CAST OF ‘THAT ’70S SHOW’ REUNITE: The young cast of That ’70s Show had a little reunion on Tuesday (October 8th) which featured the gang doing a sing-along of the show’s theme song — “In the Street.” Danny Masterson uploaded a photo of himself hanging out with co-stars Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Wilmer Valderrama, and Laura Prepon along with the caption “Every once in a while friends gather for a 6 part harmony of a BigStar song…”
ASHLEY TISDALE HEADING TO ‘THE CRAZY ONES’: Scary Movie 5 star Ashley Tisdale has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’ The Crazy Ones. The 28-year-old will play Kelsi — an intern at the advertising firm ran by the father and daughter played by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams. Kelsi also happens to be the daughter of one of the firm’s largest clients.
TAYLOR LAUTNER TO PLAY LEAD IN ‘BOOGIE NIGHTS’ READING: Twilight star Taylor Lautner will fill Mark Wahlberg’s shoes to play Dirk Diggler in Jason Reitman’s live reading of the Boogie Nights script in L.A. tonight (October 10th.) Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, and Kevin Pollak will also take part in the reading. Reitman previously held the same event at the Toronto International Film Festival with Jesse Eisenberg in the Dirk role.
COMEDY CENTRAL SETS PREMIERE DATE FOR LATE NIGHT COMEDY COMPETITION: Comedy Central’s new daily, late-night comedy competition will debut on October 21st. @midnight will be hosted by Chris Hardwick and will feature a rotating lineup of top comedians trying to outfunny each other while talking about the day’s social media and pop culture happenings.
MELISSA MCCARTHY SELLS COMEDY TO FOX: Melissa McCarthy has sold a new comedy project to Fox along with her husband, Ben Falcone, and actor Larry Dorf. The show centers on two mismatched guys who become stepbrothers when their parents get married. The trio has previously sold two other TV projects to CBS since 2011.
FRANCES MCDORMAND’S CHARACTER WILL NOT APPEAR ON ‘FARGO’ TV SERIES: FX’s new TV series based on the 1996 film Fargo will not feature the character Sheriff Marge Gunderson which won actress Frances McDormand an Academy Award. Roma Khanna, president of MGM revealed, “She’s not in it. It’s not a retelling of the same story, because on so many levels that would be foolish.” The new series will feature Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, and Billy Bob Thornton.
Lea Michelle Opens Up About Cory Monteith’s Death
As Glee is gearing up for the Cory Monteith tribute episode airing tonight (October 10th,) Lea Michele is finally opening up about her feelings since losing her boyfriend and co-star back in July. The 27-year-old updated TV Week Australia about how she is coping while working through the tragedy.
Lea explained, “I really woke up every single day feeling like I was being in some sort of spell or something, that I was lucky enough to have him in my life.” She then reportedly held her fingers together to reflect a tiny amount and added, “I feel like what happened with Cory was this big in the scheme of who he was and his life. There was no greater man than Cory so for the time we spent together I consider myself very lucky.”
- She also said, “Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’ But the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life. So we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.”