‘FRIENDS’ IS STILL NOT COMING BACK TO TV: Despite a recent story from OK! magazine, NBC still has no plans to bring back Friends. The tabloid published an article this week saying that the network has green-lit an 11th season set to debut in 2014 but such is not the case. In fact, it was recently announced that Matthew Perry will be starring in a TV adaptation of The Odd Couple that will air on CBS.
KRISTIN CAVALLARI REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT ‘THE HILLS’: Kristin Cavallari appeared on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show this week where she revealed that she and fellow cast members faked their way through MTV’s The Hills. She told Bethenny, “I had fake relationships, fake fights. Here, I can tell you this I don’t care anymore at this point it’s been so many years. Brody Jenner at the time was dating Jayde Nicole, and if you don’t know who these people are this is going to go right over your head. He was on my show, I dated Brody when I was 18 right after Laguna Beach actually and that’s it and then on the show, The Hills, they had us dating for a few episodes they pretended like him and Jayde broke up and I was dating Brody and then Jayde and I got in a huge fight because she saw us out at the club, which wasn’t real at all. They were together the entire time.” When Bethenny asked if the show was actually scripted, Kristin responded, “No, well no. What they would do if we were out at lunch or something they would text us what to say so that if you were there at the restaurant you wouldn’t see what they were doing. So we would look at our phones and go blah, blah, blah I can’t believe he said this, blah, blah, blah and then we would look at our phones.”
ROBIN ROBERTS RENEWS DEAL WITH ABC: Sources tell the NY Post that Robin Roberts allegedly renewed her deal with ABC last month and is getting paid an annual salary between $13 and $14 million to continue as co-anchor of Good Morning America. The insider revealed, “Over a month ago, they quietly inked a new, long-term, very high seven-figure deal with Robin that will keep her at the company for years to come…it was a friendly negotiation.” The source added, “She made it clear to her reps that she wanted them to drive a fair deal, but didn’t want to create any kind of bidding war.”
HUGH JACKMAN IN TALKS FOR NEW ‘PETER PAN’ MOVIE: Variety is reporting that Hugh Jackman is in talks to play the pirate Blackbeard in the upcoming film Pan. The movie tells the origin story of Peter Pan who is taken to Neverland as an orphan and leads the natives in a rebellion against the evil pirates who also inhabit the land. Joe Wright is on board as director.
CYBILL SHEPHERD HEADING TO ABC’S ‘TROPHY WIFE’: TV veteran Cybill Shepherd has landed a guest-starring role on ABC’s Trophy Wife. She will be playing the mother of Malin Akerman’s character when the show returns in 2014. The character is described as “a fun-loving, spontaneous wild child whose arrival quickly throw’s Kate’s family life into chaos.” According to E!, she will be introduced in the show’s 17th episode but be a large part in the 18th.
PRINCE WILLIAM’S PRIVATE MESSAGES TO KATE MIDDLETON REVEALED: New voicemails from Prince William to Kate Middleton have been used as new evidence in the hacking trial against Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid. According to E!, the London court was played the recordings acquired by Clive Goodman, the royal editor for the former British tabloid on Thursday (December 19th.) The prince can be heard referring to his bride as “babykins” in one message and says in another, “Hi baby, it’s me, Sorry I’ve just got back in off my night navigation exercise, I think I missed you by about ten minutes. I am still up and about for the next sort of 20 minutes, so I’m going to have quick shower. So if you’ve missed me don’t, erm you know, keep your phone on for at least another 25 minutes or so unless you’re out and having fun, which I think you are. I’ve been running around the woods of Aldershot chasing shadows and getting horribly lost and I walked into some other regiment’s ambush, which was slightly embarrassing because I nearly got shot. I might send a cheeky text message cos I might have my phone on me, but um, otherwise baby, um do try and ring me as soon as you can in the next sort of 25 minutes or so. All right baby, lots of love.” William was training at the Sandhurst Military Academy at the time of the phone call.
DYLAN PENN RESPONDS TO ROBERT PATTINSON DATING RUMORS: Dylan Penn appears in the January issue of GQ where she discusses the recent attention she has received thanks to rumors she has been dating a certain Twilight vampire. The 22-year-old tells the magazine, “We’re talking about Rob here?…That’s been very foreign to me. But actually kind of funny, because it’s all bulls**t.” Dylan has also recently been linked to Vampire Diaries star Steven R. McQueen. They were spotted having dinner together last month.
TAYLOR KITSCH OPENS UP ABOUT HIS NEWLY SINGLE LIFE: Former Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch is on the cover of the new issue of Man of the World magazine where he reveals that playing sports has helped him get over his last girlfriend. He explains, “Hockey’s like therapy for me. I went through a terrible breakup a while ago and it was the one thing that allowed me to actually not think about it for an hour-and-a-half.” When asked about his current relationship status, he responded, “I’m not getting married next year, I’ll tell you that much.”
COPS BREAK UP ADRIENNE MALOOF’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: The police were called to shut down a party at former Real Housewife Adrienne Maloof’s house on Wednesday night (December 18th) when way too many people showed up to get inside. According to TMZ, Adrienne’s home inside the Beverly Hills gated community called Mulholland Estates had a line that snaked from one side of her block to the other. Celebrity guests at the party included Seth MacFarlane, cast members of Entourage, Vanna White, The Game, Fergie, and Heather McDonald. The cops reportedly showed up at around 10 pm to deal with the excessive noise and out-of-control lines.
JASON SCHWARTZMAN’S WIFE PREGNANT WITH SECOND CHILD: Saving Mr. Banks actor Jason Schwartzman and his wife, Brady Cunningham, are expecting their second child. A source revealed to Us magazine, “Brady is due in April and she is feeling great. They are not finding out the sex and are keeping the baby’s gender a surprise.” Jason and Brady got married in July of 2009 and have a two-year-old daughter named Marlowe.
Kim Bassinger’s New Modeling Contract
Kim Basinger is getting back to her modeling roots. E! News is reporting that the 60-year-old just signed a new contract with IMG Models .
Kim’s teenage daughter, Ireland Baldwin, signed with the same agency back in March. Ireland recently chatted with Elle magazine about how her mother has still got it saying, “She looks like she’s my age. Her body, I swear, it’s scary.” Basinger’s ex-husband, Alec Baldwin, also gushed about her during an interview with Access Hollywood back in June calling her “obviously one of the most beautiful women that ever lived.”
- Kim recently attended the New York premiere of her new film Grudge Match wearing a men’s pinstripe suit with a matching tie.
- Basinger was signed to Ford modeling agency back when she was 16.
Kate Winslet Versus Fathers4Justice
Kate Winslet is not happy being featured in an ad campaign for parents’ rights group Fathers4Justice. According to E! News, the Oscar winner is considering taking legal action against the group for using her image without permission.
UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that the ad features a photo of Kate with the slogan, “Kate, every child deserves a father this Christmas.” The ad is a response to the 38-year-old’s recent comments to Vogue back in October saying, “My kids don’t go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the moms and dads — my children live with me; that is it.” The organization released a statement saying, “We are running this advert as part of a campaign to highlight the sensitive issue of four million children waking up on Christmas Day without their father. It is clear from what Kate says that she does not support ‘shared parenting.”
- Kate and ex-husband Sam Mendes reportedly reached out to Fathers4Justice in an attempt to persuade them not to run the campaign. Mendes supposedly told the group, “It is inappropriate for this organization to involve my family and I when they know nothing of our personal circumstances. Whilst I fully support fathers’ rights I can happily state this has never been a concern for me or my son.”