CHRIS PRATT IN TALKS FOR ‘JURASSIC WORLD': The Wrap is reporting that Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt is in talks to star in the fourth Jurassic Park film called Jurassic World. Josh Brolin was initially up for the role but Variety reported that scheduling conflicts and salary issues did not make it possible. Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins have already been cast in the film. Colin Trevorrow will direct.
ANDY COHEN’S NEW DEAL WITH BRAVO: Andy Cohen will be stepping down from his executive role at Bravo while he launches his own production company called Most Talkative and focuses on his hosting duties for Watch What Happens Live!. Cohen said in a statement, “Watch What Happens Live is the show I have dreamt about hosting all my life — it’s the exact extension of my love for pop culture and fun. I’m thrilled to launch my production company Most Talkative and to continue my role as EP of the Housewives — I couldn’t imagine leaving behind women that have become a part of my daily life.”
MATT DAMON EARNED $3 MILLION FOR A 20-SECOND COMMERCIAL: Page Six is reporting that Matt Damon earned $3 million to appear in a 20-second ad with George Clooney for Nespresso. A source explained, “Matt is one of the few Hollywood stars to have turned down most ad and product-endorsement deals. But this one came with a huge fee and the fact that he’d be working with people he trusts, his Monuments Men producer Grant Heslov and co-star George Clooney. The insider also revealed that Clooney has been the face of the Nestle brand outside of the U.S. since 2006 so his deal was a bit different.
MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY RETURNING TO ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS': Maksim Chmerkovskiy is set to return to his former stomping grounds on Dancing With the Stars on Monday (November 18th) but he won’t be doing any dancing. ABC announced on Thursday (November 14th) that Maksim will be a guest judge sitting alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli for the semifinals. He competed as a dancer in 13 of the first 15 season of the reality competition.
‘DAILY SHOW’ FILL-IN HEADING TO HBO: The Daily Show’s John Oliver, who filled in for Jon Stewart during his summer hiatus, will be leaving the show for his own gig at HBO. It was announced on Thursday (November 14th) that Oliver’s show will present “a satirical look at the week in news, politics, and current events.” It will debut in 2014 airing on Sunday nights.
KHLOE KARDASHIAN AND LAMAR ODOM ARE IN COUPLES THERAPY: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are reportedly still going strong and trying to work through their problems in couple’s therapy. Source are telling People that they have been attending sessions together and individually to try and make things work. The Kardashian family is supposedly standing behind Lamar in his addiction recovery. The insider went on to say, “No moves have been made toward divorce, but it’s just not clear what’s going to happen.”
ALEC BALDWIN CHASES PHOTOGRAPHER AFTER STALKER IS JAILED: Alec Baldwin celebrated his win against his stalker after a day in court by chasing down a photographer while calling him a c**ksucking f*g. Just hours after a judge sentenced Genevieve Sabourin to 210 days in jail for stalking the actor, Alec let out his rage against a paparazzo who he felt got too close to his wife Hilaria and their baby. Baldwin is denying that any homophobic slur was used even though the incident was caught on tape.
MELISSA JOAN HART HAS WORDS FOR MILEY CYRUS: Melissa Joan Hart knows what it’s like to be a young star coming up in Hollywood and she recently tried to impart some knowledge to Miley Cyrus in a new interview with MTV. Melissa told the network, “The business has changed from when I was young. There weren’t things like social media there wasn’t the Internet, there wasn’t TMZ and there weren’t all these outlets and they need content to fill so they’re digging more into people’s personal lives and following you around and looking at everything from ‘Was your underwear sticking out of your jeans?’ to ‘Did you take the trash out?’ People like Miley Cyrus, she’s incredibly talented and she got a lot of notoriety for, you know, acting like a young girl onstage and I think she’ll be alright. You can’t judge her on that, you have to wait another five to ten years to see where she goes. When you’re a teenager or a young adult, you think that everything you have to say is the most important thing ever and the funniest thing ever or the coolest thing ever and you share it all. You’ve got to be careful about what you put out there and what you really want people to know. And keep some for yourself! Keep some secrets so you can write a book later on.”
COURTNEY STODDEN WON’T DO PORN: Newly single Courtney Stodden is free to mingle but she revealed to Bethenny Frankel that she has no intention of doing porn despite her overly sexualized appearance. Bethenny told the 19-year-old, “You come here you have very blond extensions, you have very large breasts, a very short skirt, you come in looking like you could be at a strip club. You’re beautiful, you’re a beautiful girl and you are being very open and I appreciate that but I just have to say what I see, lay it on the line, you look very promiscuous and you look like the next move should be to do a porn video, that would be the right thing to do, this is the way you are marketing yourself. I think you have a book coming out or reality show?” Courtney responded, “I don’t have a book coming out that’s a rumor. I don’t read or write. No that’s not the direction I’m taking. Trust me the second I turned 18 the entire porn industry turned upside down, Vivid, all of them, I turned down a $5 million porn offer about three months ago.”
ANDY KAUFMAN’S DAUGHTER REVEALED TO BE A HOAX: The 24-year-old girl who made headlines this week for attending the Andy Kaufman Awards at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City claiming to be the daughter of Kaufman has been identified as an actress named Alexandra Tatarsky. According to The Smoking Gun, Tatarsky claims to have met Andy’s brother Michael at an art gallery back in February where he supposedly convinced her to be a part of the hoax. Alexandra’s actual father is a prominent psychologist rather than the famous comedian who is believed to have died of lung cancer in 1984.
Barbara Walters Causes A Disturbance During Catching Fire Screening
Barbara Walters attended a screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Wednesday night (November 13th) where she reportedly caused loud disturbances throughout the film. Sources tell the New York Daily News that The View host was apparently confused by the plot and allegedly asked questions to her assistants every few minutes.
One source told the newspaper, “Every time someone came onscreen, she’d say out loud, ‘Who’s that?’ Then an assistant would fill her in. She even asked, ‘Is that Jennifer Lawrence?,’ which is weird considering she was probably watching the movie in preparation for an interview.” Another witness explained, “She couldn’t understand any of the plot twists and would ask ‘What’s going on?’ every five seconds. It was crazy. Even when characters reappeared on screen after having shown up 20 minutes earlier, she’d be like, ‘Who’s that?'”
- The witness described the 84-year-old as “rude and entitled” for having her assistants wipe off her glasses and walking her through the plot.