UMA THURMAN JOINS NEW BRADLEY COOPER FILM: Uma Thurman has joined the cast of Bradley Cooper’s next project, Adam Jones. The movie, originally called Chef, follows a chef played by Cooper who is on a mission to land his own kitchen and a third Michelin star with the help of Helene — played by Sienna Miller. Filming will kick off in New Orleans next week before moving overseas to London. The movie is being directed by John Wells.
ZOE SALDANA ALMOST QUIT ACTING AFTER ‘PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN’: Zoe Saldana reveals in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she almost quit acting after filming Pirates of the Caribbean back in 2003. She explains, “Those weren’t the right people for me — I’m not talking about the cast. The cast was great. I’m talking about the political stuff that went on behind closed doors. It was a lot of above-the-line versus below-the-line, extras versus actors, producers versus PAs.” Zoe adds, “It was very elitist. I almost quit the business. I was 23 years old, and I was like, ‘F*** this!’ I am never putting myself in this situation again. People disrespecting me because they look at my number on a call sheet and they think I’m not important. F*** you.”
‘CHARMED’ CO-STARS TO HIT THE ROAD FOR NEW SHOW: Former Charmed co-stars Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs have signed on for a new show called Off The Map With Shannen & Holly. The project follows the girls on a road trip through the southeastern U.S. including Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The trip will be documented for Great American Country and will premiere in 2015 as a six-episode series. Fans can vote on activities for the girls to do on GACTV.com.
‘THE VIEW’ WILL NOT INCLUDE MEGHAN MCCAIN: Meghan McCain is denying the rumors that she is joining The View. She told Refinery29, “I am not joining. I have the most utmost respect for everyone at The View. The show was amazing for my career for a long time. But, right now, I really love my job at TakePart Live. I genuinely mean this: I really love coming to work every day and working with people in their 20s to make a really rowdy news show.” ABC recently released a statement addressing all of the casting rumors saying, “Any specific names at this point are rumor and speculation. There are no decisions and we are not ready to make any announcements.”
WOODY ALLEN ADDS TO THE CAST OF HIS NEXT FILM: Woody Allen has cast Parker Posey and Snow White and the Huntsman actor Jamie Blackley for his next project. The pair join the previously announced cast members Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. Filming for the untitled movie is already underway in Rhode Island.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE REFLECTS BACK ON LOSING HIS VIRGINITY: Daniel Radcliffe looks back fondly on when he lost his virginity. The Horns star chats about his first time in the new issue of Elle magazine saying, “I’m one of the few people who seem to have had a really good first time. It was with somebody I’d gotten to know well. I’m happy to say I’ve had a lot better sex since then, but it wasn’t as horrendously embarrassing as a lot of other people’s were — like my friend who got drunk and did it with a stranger under a bridge.” Daniel did not even offer a hint as to who his partner was.
FRIENDS TURN OUT FOR SNOOKI’S BRIDAL SHOWER: Friends and family came together last weekend for the bridal shower of Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi. The event was held at The Grandview in her hometown of Poughkeepsie, NY. Former Jersey Shore co-stars Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese helped celebrate the bride-to-be but new mom Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley could not make it.
LINDSAY LOHAN IS STILL ON THE WAGON: Despite recent reports from In Touch that Lindsay Lohan has been hitting the bottle again, Gossip Cop has confirmed that her recent fall at the Ischia Film Festival in Italy was not the result of intoxication. A rep for the troubled actress told the website that any rumors that she has fallen off the wagon are “100 percent not true.” Lindsay received the “comeback” award at the festival and is preparing for a role in Speed-the-Plow in London’s West End.
BILL MURRAY ATTENDS ICE CREAM SOCIAL HELD IN HIS HONOR: Bill Murray made a cameo at an ice cream social in L.A. that was being held in his honor earlier this week. CVT Soft Serve owner, Joe Nicchi, announced the event and invited the cast and crew of the comedian’s latest project, Rock the Kasbah. Nicchi told People, “Word got out, people from the crew and the neighborhood were wandering over and eventually Murray came by. He asked me what I recommended and I said a chocolate and vanilla twist with sea salt. He was so complimentary, he even tried to pay me but I refused to take money from him. I said, ‘I just wanted to meet you, you’re my inspiration.’ and he was so receptive and so nice.” The CVT truck has other celebrity fans including Courteney Cox and Halle Berry.
TARA REID BELIEVES A SHARKNADO COULD HAPPEN: Tara Reid believes that a sharknado could actually happen. The actress discussed the topic with GQ saying, “You know, it actually can happen. I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually…sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado.” The 38-year-old co-starred in the original Syfy movie and will appear in the sequel which premieres on July 30th.
Kate Gosselin News
A former employee of Kate Gosselin is spilling the dirt on the strict rules for working for the reality star.
The unidentified worker chatted with E! News about the difficulties of holding down the Gosselin household saying, “We always had to refer to the manual because it listed her pet peeves. You couldn’t put anything on the ground. You had to put shoes in a certain spot. You couldn’t close doors loudly. You could only vacuum during certain times of the day if she was home.” They continued, “At nine o’clock, everything was done. Even if I was halfway through dishes, at 9 p.m. you had to stop. She told me her day ended at 9 p.m., no matter what was going on.”
- The nanny also revealed, “When Jon called the kids on the phone, Kate said to us nannies, ‘You are Kate, so always listen in on the phone calls.’ We always had to keep an ear and eye on what was going on. Kate would say she had no problem with the kids having a relationship with Jon, but it always felt like a facade to me.”
- Kate allegedly also had harsh ways of punishing her children including making them pull weeds from the yard.
- The ex-employee claims to have quit after witnessing Kate spank her son, Colin, with a wooden spoon in front of the other children.