Adam Levine Jokes That Jennifer Love Hewitt is "Aggressive"
Earlier this month, JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT appeared on "Ellen" . . . and gushed over a newly-single ADAM LEVINE.
--Well, Adam showed up on "Ellen" yesterday. So how does he feel about all that attention? He joked, quote, "That was aggressive."
--Then he added, quote, "It was really sweet and flattering. Beautiful life, you know, beautiful woman says nice things about you."
--But when Ellen suggested that she could help make it happen, Adam seemed to back off. He said, quote, "I'm cool."
This Just In: Jennifer Aniston Doesn't Really Care That Brad and Angelina Are Engaged
Ever since BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE announced their engagement, the tabloids have been running story after story about how JENNIFER ANISTON is spending entire days in bed crying into an industrial-sized tub of Haagen-Dazs.
--So props go to "Us Weekly" this morning for exploring the OPPOSITE, and probably far more truthful, angle.
--According to them, Jennifer really DOESN'T CARE. And the only thing bothering her is that people won't leave her alone about it.
--A so-called "friend" says, quote, "She hates it being brought up because she doesn't really care. She just wants to move on.
--"Jen's totally happy with [boyfriend JUSTIN THEROUX]. That's all in the past."
Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian Will Be At the Same Table at the White House Correspondents Dinner
LINDSAY LOHAN and KIM KARDASHIAN will be sitting at the same table tomorrow night at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington.
--It's really not that big of a deal . . . The dinner isn't exactly a serious event. It's a chance for journalists and the politicians they cover to get together and goof around and make fun of each other.
--Still, it seems kind of messed up to have these two at any political event in our nation's capital. (--Maybe Kim is looking for tips for her upcoming mayoral run in Glendale?)
--They'll be at the Fox News table. Kim and her mom KRIS JENNER were invited by the network. Lindsay will be the guest of Fox host GRETA VAN SUSTEREN . . . and she's bringing her LAWYER, Shawn Chapman Holley, with her.
--Greta explained yesterday why she chose Lindsay . . . quote, "I love comebacks, and I'd like her to succeed. She's got a new movie and I'm hoping things work out for her."
Carrie Underwood Will "Cancel Stuff" if the Nashville Predators Advance to the Stanley Cup Finals . . . And She's Afraid of Zamboni Machines
CARRIE UNDERWOOD isn't the kind of person to cancel gigs. But when she was asked what she'd do if her husband MIKE FISHER and his Nashville Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, well, then all bets would be off.
--She said, quote, "I would start canceling stuff. I'm not going to lie. I do NOT cancel things ever. We are always good about making plans, keeping plans and I don't mind working so, but I would cancel things for the Stanley Cup."
(--The Predators start a best of seven series against the Phoenix Coyotes tonight. If they advance, they'll play either the Los Angeles Kings or the St. Louis Blues. If they were to win THAT series, THEN they'd go to the finals.)
(--According to Carrie's website, she's doing "Letterman" next Monday, and doesn't have anything until the Bayou Country Super Fest on May 26th. So I'm thinking the odds are against her canceling anything.)
--Keeping with Carrie's hockey-sports theme, she did a 10-question "Fill in the Blanks" segment for ESPN. She says she has nightmares about those Zamboni ice surfacing machines . . . and that she played quarterback for her college sorority.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. Are Expecting Their Second Child
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR and FREDDIE PRINZE JR. are expecting their second child together. There's no word on the due date. They already have a 2-year-old daughter named Charlotte Grace.
--Sarah and Freddie met in 1997, on the set of the horror flick "I Know What You Did Last Summer", but didn't start dating until a few years later. They got married in 2002.
TLC is Getting Back Together . . . and the Late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Will Be Part of the Reunion
The surviving members of TLC . . . TIONNE "T-BOZ" WATKINS and ROZONDA "CHILLI" THOMAS . . . announced some big plans yesterday: They're reuniting for a tour, a new album, and a made-for-TV movie.
--Not coincidentally, yesterday was also the 10th anniversary of LISA "LEFT EYE" LOPES' death. (--She died in a car accident in Honduras.)
--The group says Lisa WILL be a part of the show, but it doesn't sound like she'll appear as a TUPAC-like hologram.
--According to reports, they're planning to "project her image on a big screen," and "work her vocals into the live performance." They're going to use archival footage, so it won't be a new, computer-generated image, like the Tupac hologram.
--The TV movie is a VH1 "biopic" about the group, and it's supposed to air around the time they release the new album. There's no word on when that might be yet.
Kesha Tweeted a Picture of Herself Peeing in the Street
We haven't heard KESHA'S name in a while, which means it's about time for her to do something outrageous for attention. Oh wait . . . she already did.
--Early yesterday morning she Tweeted a picture of herself peeing in the street, along with the caption, "Pee pee on the street. PoPo come and get me if you can find me. I blame traffic."
"People" Says Beyonce is the World's Most Beautiful Woman
"People" magazine has crowned BEYONCÉ the World's Most Beautiful Woman.
--Beyoncé says, quote, "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth."
--She adds that since giving birth to her daughter Blue Ivy, quote, "the word love means something completely different now."
--Runners up for the honor include Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Michelle Williams, Lily Collins, "Hunger Games" starJennifer Lawrence, Adele. . .
--Megan Fox, Kate Middleton, Julia Roberts, NicoleKidman and two "Mad Men" minxes, Christina Hendricks and Jessica Paré.
(--"People's" Most Beautiful issue hits newsstands tomorrow. )
Katherine Heigl and Her Husband Have Adopted a Second Child
KATHERINE HEIGL and her husband JOSH KELLEY have adopted a second daughter. Their rep refused to reveal any other details.
--In 2009, Heigl and Kelley adopted a baby girl from South Korea. They named her Naleigh. (--Heigl has a Korean sister. Her parents adopted her three years before Katherine was born.)
Mila Kunis Says She's Not Dating Ashton Kutcher
Despite spending all of last weekend with him, MILA KUNIS says she's NOT dating ASHTON KUTCHER. She calls the rumors "absurd" and says, quote, "a friend is a friend."
--However . . . a source says they're friends WITH BENEFITS . . . quote, "There's nothing serious going on . . . just friends having fun."
Is "Dancing with the Stars" Doing an All-Star Season in the Fall?
MARIO LOPEZ co-hosted "Live! with Kelly" yesterday . . . and while talking about "Dancing with the Stars", he let out a little secret.
--He said, quote, "You know what Kelly? They're doing a 'Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars' this next season. They called me to do it."
--ABC hasn't officially announced plans to do an "All-Stars" season yet . . . but it sounds like they're at least testing the waters, to see who'd be interested in returning. (--"Dancing" fans: Who wouldYOUlike to see come back to the show?)
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Tim Burton Will Be Exposed as Aliens in "Men In Black 3"
One of the fun things about the "Men In Black" movies is seeing which celebrities will be "outed" as aliens. Well, sorry . . . I'm about to spoil that for you.
--Directory BARRY SONNENFELD says that LADY GAGA, JUSTIN BIEBER and TIM BURTON will be aliens in "Men In Black 3".
--That doesn't mean they'll make cameos. Their faces will just be shown on the alien surveillance board at Men In Black headquarters.
--Sonnenfeld says, quote, "The challenge is you have to get permission from these celebrities . . . and you don't want to go with people that are either a flash in the pan, or political, or people that then in 10 years no one will know who you're talking about."
Media Freak Out! Kim and Kanye Held Hands in Public!
The Internet EXPLODED yesterday when pictures emerged of KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST holding hands in public.
--It happened during and after the opening of SCOTT DISICK'S new restaurant in New York.
Did the Kardashians Just Sign a $40 Million Deal With E!?
The KARDASHIANS just signed a new deal with E! that extends "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" for three more years. It also extends the network's talent and development deals with all the family members.
--TMZ says the deal is worth $40 MILLION. Most of that goes to sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe . . . and parents Kris and Bruce Jenner. All of them get an equal share.
--The second-tier family members, Kendall, Kylie and Rob, get a smaller chunk, but they all get the same amount as each other, too.
--Meanwhile . . . Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick and son Mason have a separate deal . . . as does Khloe's husband Lamar Odom.
(--The new season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" premieres on May 20th.)
Oh, Thank God: Nicki Minaj Has Rejoined Twitter
Last week, NICKI MINAJ suddenly quit Twitter, and it wasn't immediately clear if humanity would continue. It did. And everyone forgot about Nicki's stupid Twitter account.
--Well, guess what: Yesterday, she rejoined Twitter. All her old Tweets are there, except a few missing ones that she sent out right before pulling the plug.
--Like this one: Quote, "Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good [effing] bye." (--Word has it she was upset at a fan site for leaking music, but she hasn't confirmed that. Frankly, I think she's fortunate to evenHAVEa fan site.)
--She later said, quote, "A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that's what I did. I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me."
--And in another interview, she added, quote, "Let's set the record straight: I just needed a moment to myself. Because some page posted things about me? I mean, I've read horrible things about myself. I wouldn't delete my Twitter over that."
--Nicki's followers did NOT remain intact. But as of late last night, she was already back up to 1.6 million followers.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Spent the Weekend Together
ASHTON KUTCHER and MILA KUNIS spent the weekend together in the coastal town of Carpinteria, California . . . which is near Santa Barbara.
--They drove there from L.A. on Thursday and returned on Sunday. In between they were spotted eating sushi, shopping for fruit and flowers and grabbing coffee together.
--Ashton and Mila were co-stars on "That '70s Show", but never dated. But it sounds like Ashton has always wanted to. A source says, quote, "He was so in love with her for a while when they worked together.
--"He thought she was a goddess, was always talking about how beautiful she is. But she was with Macaulay [Culkin] for a lot of that time and also just generally gave off a not interested vibe."
Jennifer Aniston Is Not Getting Married in Greece this Summer
Gotta love how the tabloids work: BRAD PITT puts a ring on ANGELINA JOLIE'S finger and suddenly, JENNIFER ANISTON is getting married, too.
--TMZ said Jennifer was scouting locations for a summer wedding in Greece, but it's not true. Jennifer's rep says, quote, "[This is a] total fabrication. She was not in Greece."
One Direction May Have Been Exposed to Koala Chlamydia
ONE DIRECTION is now touring Australia and New Zealand, where they have been freaking out teenage girls . . . and exposing themselves to KOALA CHLAMYDIA.
--The guys recently "cuddled" with a local three-year-old koala named Kat. But apparently Kat got a little nervous because she PEED on HARRY STYLES, "The Hot One" . . . and LIAM PAYNE, "The One with Only One Kidney".
--Later, the boys learned that 80% of koalas reportedly have Chlamydia, a sexually-transmitted disease, which according to AOL can cause severe pink eye, the inability to control one's bowels, inflammation of the prostate gland and kidney damage.
--Supposedly, it's "unlikely" that Chlamydia could be transferred from koalas to humans, but it isn't impossible.
--And that has the boys worried. Especially Liam, who's already down a kidney.
--He says, quote, "I'm genuinely scared. This is worrying. I'd have never picked the thing up if I'd known."
Is Megan Fox Pregnant?
E! Online says that MEGAN FOX is pregnant with her first child. Nothing is official, though . . . they just got it from an unnamed source.
--This would be the first child for Megan and her husband BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN. Brian already has a 10-year-old son with VANESSA MARCIL.
Ryan Seacrest Has Extended His "American Idol" Contract
RYAN SEACREST isn't going anywhere. The "Hollywood Reporter" says he's signed on to do another two seasons of"American Idol". He'll make $15 million a season, which is in line with what he's made over the past three seasons.
--His contract was up after this season, but he'd said before that he planned to stay. Ryan and Fox have confirmed the deal, but they wouldn't comment on the terms.
Scarlett Johansson Is Obsessed with Chicken Wings
SCARLETT JOHANSSON just came off a crazy diet that was necessary to pour herself into her skintight Black Widow costume for "The Avengers".
When asked about her diet since filming, she said, "I am obsessed with buffalo chicken wings. I am addicted to them. You will have to roll me down the red carpet next time you see me."
--Here's how she managed to stay super fit for the movie . . . quote, "You have to eat a really clean diet, a lot of kale and salmon. Basically you get all your nutrients and then training like crazy.
--"The training is crazy, but you just suck it up and do it. There is a lot of strength training and agility training, and fight choreography. You go in, and you just do it."
It's Official: Lindsay Lohan Will Play Elizabeth Taylor
It seems like we've been talking about this forever, but it only just became official yesterday: LINDSAY LOHAN will star in "Liz & Dick" . . . a Lifetime Original Movie about ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S romance with RICHARD BURTON.
--Lindsay issued a statement saying, quote, "I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor.
--"She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role."
--Lifetime says, quote, "[Lindsay] is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon."
--And executive producer Larry Thompson adds, quote, "I think that Lindsay brings to Elizabeth Taylor and to our project that sparkle of magic, that sparkle of today."
There Will Be Another News Team Throwdown in "Anchorman 2"
We're all rooting for "Anchorman 2" to be awesome . . . and this might help:
--There will be another NEWS TEAM THROWDOWN . . . like the big brawl in the original. Director and co-writer ADAM MCKAY says, quote, "We already have a couple ideas for it."
--There's no word if any of the news teams from the original will be back . . . like the rival squad led by VINCE VAUGHN. . . or BEN STILLER and the Spanish-Language news team.
--And let's not forget the public broadcasters led by TIM ROBBINS . . . or LUKE WILSON and the Channel 2 news team.
--There's a chance they WON'T all return, because the sequel takes place during the rise of cable and the 24-hour news cycle.
--No matter who participates, though, McKay and WILL FERRELL have a daunting task ahead of them: Finding something even cooler than a trident for STEVE CARELL to kill a guy with.
Word started going around the World Wide Web of Misinformation over the weekend that JESSICA SIMPSON had given birth. She didn't.
--On Saturday she Tweeted, quote, "To everyone who keeps congratulating me on the birth of my baby girl, I'm still pregnant!! Don't believe what you read ladies and gents."
Gotye Was Not a Fan of "Glee's" Version of "Somebody I Used to Know"
"Glee" recently did a version of "Somebody I Used to Know" by GOTYE. It was performed by DARREN CRISS (Blaine) and guest star MATT BOMER.
--Well, Gotye has heard it . . . and he HATED it.
--He says, quote, "They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals but the vocals were that pop 'Glee' style . . . ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense . . . like it's playing to you from a cardboard box."
--And in another interview, he said the cover, quote, "made it sound dinky and wrong."
Suge Knight Isn't Convinced Tupac Is Dead
SUGE KNIGHT isn't sure TUPAC is dead. In a radio interview on Friday, he said, quote, "Maybe the question is . . . Pac's not really dead . . . Pac's somewhere else."
--When asked if he ever saw Tupac dead, Suge said, "Nobody seen Tupac dead . . .
--"The person who supposedly cremated Tupac . . . this guy got about $3 million, personally from me, cash, and next thing I know I never heard from the guy or seen him again . . . he retired and left."
Did Rihanna Go on a Date Thursday Night . . . With a Woman?
Late Thursday night, RIHANNA posted that she was, quote, "on my first date in almost 2 yearz." Rihanna and her "date" held hands as they went to dinner and then a club.
--Which probably wouldn't be a very big deal if Rihanna's date wasn't a WOMAN.
--Throughout the night, Rihanna posted some interesting Tweets, like this . . . quote, "Beautiful is great, submissive is even better. [Boss B-word] who's submissive yet the captain of the ship n HONEST...#priceless #marryME."
--"But she bad... So maybe she won't.... But [crap], then again maybe she will."
--And under a photo of the two of them she posted, "#datenight my lover for the night."
Is Katy Perry Dating a Guy from Florence + The Machine?
KATY PERRY might be dating a guy from FLORENCE + THE MACHINE. (--And no, I'm not talking about Florence.)
--At Coachella this weekend, she was spotted holding hands with guitarist ROBERT ACKROYD while watching RIHANNA perform.
--And a source says, quote, "Backstage at the Artist Lounge at Coachella last weekend, Katy kept saying her boyfriend was the guitar player for Florence + the Machine.
--"She and a bunch of friends were supposed to go see Dr. Dre together, but Katy said she was waiting to watch her boyfriend perform!"
RUSSELL CROWE will play the title role in director DARREN ARONOFSKY'S"Noah" . . . based on the Biblical story of Noah's Ark. It's due out in March of 2014.
--Aronofsky's films include "Requiem for a Dream", "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan".
President Obama Is Coming to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
PRESIDENT OBAMA will be on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" tomorrow night. DAVE MATTHEWS is the musical guest. The episode will be taped at the University of North Carolina, not at Jimmy's studio in New York.
--The Obamas have done a lot of late night TV in the past six months.
--The President was on "The Tonight Show" back in October, and MICHELLE OBAMA was on "Fallon" back in February. She also did "The Tonight Show" in January, and was on "The Colbert Report" last month.
And now we turn to News That Will Shock No One on Earth: MEL GIBSON is bipolar and has rage issues.
--A so-called "source" says Mel was diagnosed during his custody battle with ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA. He even started taking medication and seeing a therapist.
--But the source says, quote, "It's clear to me from listening to the recently released tapes that he most likely isn't taking his medication, which is sad because when he was taking it he was so much calmer and rational."
--Meanwhile, TMZ says Mel might sue screenwriter JOE ESZTERHAS for releasing that new recording of Mel's latest meltdown.
--In case you missed it, here's what happened: Eszterhas had been hired to write what was supposed to be one of Mel's next movies, "The Maccabees".
--The movie got shelved, and it was supposedly because Joe's script wasn't up to snuff. But Joe wrote a nine-page letter saying it was Mel's fault.
--He accused Mel of being a Jew-hating anger ball who wanted to kill his ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA and had no intention of actually making the film.
--The new audio was recorded during a trip to Costa Rica this past December by Joe's 15-year-old son Nick . . . who used his iPod. There were several people present including Joe and Nick, Joe's wife, friends of Mel's and members of his staff.
--In the video, Mel is RAGING. He screams at Joe, quote, "Why don't I have a first draft of 'The Maccabees'? What the [eff] have you been doing?"
--He also goes after Oksana, saying, quote, "I am earning money for a filthy little [person who performs oral sex] who takes advantage of me . . . So hurry the [eff] up!"
--Then he yells at all his guests, quote, "Who wants to eat? Who the [eff] wants to eat? Go have something to eat. Hurraaayyyyy!"
Hilary Duff Saved the Belly Button Thingy That Fell Off Her Baby
If you've ever had a baby, then you know that what's left of the umbilical cord hangs onto the belly button for a little while before falling out on its own.
--And when it does, some people like to KEEP IT. Like HILARY DUFF. Although her husband, retired hockey player MIKE COMRIE, wasn't a fan of the idea.
--Hilary says, quote, "You know what was a big milestone? The belly button falling off. That was a huge one.
--"And then I wanted to keep it but my husband was like, 'No, that's gross, you can't keep it!' I'm like, 'I'm totally keeping it,' and I secretly kept it.
--"But now it's not a secret anymore. It’s in a Ziploc bag in the back of my makeup drawer. Luca's going to think I'm a freak!"
Did Lindsay Lohan Get Into Another Fight at a Club?
LINDSAY LOHAN is already facing allegations that she got into a fight at a club two weeks ago. Now, sources say she got into ANOTHER altercation at the same joint on Wednesday night.
--TMZ says that Lindsay rode with a friend to the Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip. But when the friend pulled into the parking garage, she hit another car.
--So Lindsay called her dad, MICHAEL LOHAN, and he showed up to help out. Then he took them inside the club and hung out with them for a few hours.
--Sources say they WEREN'T DRINKING. But when a woman in the next booth made a snide comment about the Lohans, Lindsay got up and told her to, quote, "Shut the [eff] up."
--So the woman threw her drink at Lindsay and drenched her. At that point, Michael grabbed Lindsay and hustled her out of the place.
Blake Shelton Thinks Justin Bieber is Hot and Talented
Earlier this week something huge went down in the entertainment world. BLAKE SHELTON succumbed to the magic that is JUSTIN BIEBER. The historic moment happened Tuesday when Justin visited "The Voice".
--Blake told HollywoodLife.com, quote, "Man I like that kid. He came over and shook all of our hands, so he seems to be a really good kid on top of everything else, on top of being extremely hot and talented!"
Martha Stewart Is Launching a Cooking Show Next Fall
MARTHA STEWART has signed on to host a weekly cooking show on PBS this fall. It's called "Martha Stewart's Cooking School", but that's all we know for now.
--The Hallmark Channel canceled Martha's current show back in January, but it'll continue airing through the summer.
One of the most important men in the history of radio and rock and roll is no more. DICK CLARK . . . a.k.a. AMERICA'S OLDEST TEENAGER . . . died yesterday of a massive heart attack, after having some kind of outpatient medical procedure the night before. He was 82.
--As you probably know, Dick suffered a huge stroke in 2004 . . . but he continued to make brief, annual appearances on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" . . . which he created in 1972.
--RYAN SEACREST . . . who took over the New Year's hosting duties . . . issued a statement yesterday saying, quote, "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
--He added, quote, "He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him."
--Dick Clark started in radio in the early 1950s . . . as a MAIL ROOM GUY. He got his big break in 1956, getting the hosting gig on a local Philadelphia TV show called "Bob Horn's Bandstand" after Horn was fired.
--As "American Bandstand", the show went national and aired on ABC until 1987. It then aired briefly in syndication and on the USA Network.
--The show launched the careers of everyone from BUDDY HOLLY to the JACKSON 5 to MADONNA.
--Dick's credits also include "The $25,000 Pyramid", "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes". . . which he hosted with ED MCMAHON. . . and the "American Music Awards".
(--Dick met McMahon during his days in Philly . . . and he was the one who introduced Ed to JOHNNY CARSON.)
--Over his long and storied career, Dick has won five Emmys and a Peabody Award.
--He's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame . . . and he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Madonna Doesn't Like Her Daughter's Smoking and Admits She Needs to Be a Tougher Parent
Last month, we saw pictures of MADONNA'S 15-year-old daughter LOURDES smoking. And of course everyone took it out on Madonna because, you know, no teenager has ever smoked without parental permission and / or encouragement.
--Well, it turns out Madonna is just like the rest of us parents: She doesn't approve of everything her daughter does, but she can't always be there to stop her.
--Last night on NBC's "Rock Center", Madonna said, quote, "I don't think I'm as tough as I should be. I think I need to be maybe tougher.
--"It's hard though . . . every day is a negotiation. But cigarette smoking I'm not very fond of, for anyone, I don't approve of anyone smoking cigarettes, most of all my daughter."
--Madonna does smoke a cigarette in her "Girl Gone Wild" video, but she said, quote, "I don't smoke. That's just an accessory. There's a difference."
--She added, quote, "[Lourdes] smoked that cigarette before I did that video, so she didn't get that from me, okay?"
--Overall, though, Madonna thinks she's a decent mom . . . quote, "To be a single mother of four and to work as much as I do, with my life in a kind of metaphorical fish bowl, it's pretty challenging. But so far I've survived with sanity and humor intact."
Will the Jackson 5 Reunion Tour Feature a Michael Jackson Hologram?
The performing "hologram" of TUPAC was such a sensation at Coachella last weekend that there's talk of a Tupac virtual tour.
--So now, of course, the floodgates have been opened . . . and everyone's talking about hologram tours featuring all kinds of dead artists.
--Next up: MICHAEL JACKSON.
--JACKIE, JERMAINE, MARLON and TITO JACKSON recently announced a JACKSON 5 summer reunion tour, and now they're suggesting that it could feature a Michael Jackson hologram.
--Jackie says, quote, "It could have Michael, absolutely. Wouldn't that be wonderful? As a matter of fact, we had that idea two years ago for [his] Cirque du Soleil show."
Did Rihanna Do Coke Off Her Bald Bodyguard's Head?
Over the weekend, RIHANNA Tweeted a picture of herself sitting on the shoulders of some bald dude at the Coachella music festival. She called it her "PARTY SPOT".
--And apparently, she really did party while she was up there. Because on Tuesday night, she posted another picture of herself on the guy's shoulders.
--And in this one, she appears to be messing with some kind of WHITE POWDER. Right on the dude's head. (!!!)
--It's hard to tell what she's doing. Some people think she's cutting lines. But it looks like she's got a ROLLING PAPER in her hand . . . which I guess (since I know nothing about drugs. J) is not something you could actually cut lines with.
--And there's another photo where it looks like she's SMOKING something.
--Rihanna has made no comments on the photos.
Wanna Go on a "Saw"-Themed Cruise?
If you were a big fan of the "Saw" movies . . . even the first few . . . you might be into this: You can now embark on a "Saw" CRUISE.
--Some cast members from the movies will be onboard, including Detective Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor), Dan Erickson (Mark Rolston) and Ned Bellamy, the guy from the original movie whose neck was drilled into.
--Obviously, there are a lot of "Saw"-themed events planned . . . but it's also still a cruise. Everyone on the ship will have access to: 22 lounges and bars, nightclubs, gym, shops and restaurants.
--Plus, you can take pictures with the "Saw" stars . . . attend "Saw" screenings . . . participate in a "Saw" trivia contest and, and compete in a "Saw" TATTOO CONTEST.
--It's called Saw at Sea . . . and it travels from New York City up to Nova Scotia, Canada and back. It sets sail on August 11th and returns on the 16th.
Will Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Wedding Photos Be Worth $10 Million?
When BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE finally get married, their wedding photos are going to be worth a ton . . . assuming they decide to sell them.
--One photo agency owner who spoke to E! News said that a picture of Brad and Angelina on their wedding day . . . with all their kids . . . could fetch up to $10 MILLION.
(--Britain's "Hello" magazine paid $14 million for the first pictures of Brad and Angelina's twins, Knox and Vivienne. But that was in 2008. The market and the economy have changed since then. They probably wouldn't have gotten that much now.)
Simon Cowell Had a One-Night Stand . . . And the Chick Stole a Computer with "X Factor" Secrets On It
SIMON COWELL'S promiscuous habits almost cost him some major trade secrets. TMZ says that last October, Simon had a one-night stand . . . and he made the mistake of taking the chick back to his house.
--The next morning, he woke up to find her gone . . . along with his cash-stuffed wallet AND a computer that had "X Factor" secrets on it.
--Luckily, Simon's security cameras caught her, and police were able to track her down. So he got his computer and wallet back . . . but apparently, the cash was already gone. (--TMZ didn't say where the money went, or what's going to happen to the thief.)
Two Men Are Suing "The Bachelor" for Racial Discrimination
Two African American men are filing a class action lawsuit against "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" for racial discrimination. (--The defendants are ABC and the show's producers.)
--The men claim they both auditioned to be 'The Bachelor' in Nashville, but were dismissed from the "normal audition process." In other words, they weren't seriously considered, and they believe it's because they're black.
--There's been no response from the show or ABC.
--There have been 23 total seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette", and NONE of them starred a non-white contestant.
--Last year, the show's creator Mike Fleisssaid he and his team, quote, "always want to cast for ethnic diversity . . . it's just that for whatever reason, [those applicants] don't come forward. I wish they would."
--And earlier this month, a movement was underway to cast an African American sportscaster named Lamar Hurd, who made an impressive audition video. Supposedly, he got a meeting with ABC, but we haven't heard anything else on that.
Miley Cyrus Cut Her Finger While Cooking and Had to Go to the Hospital
MILEY CYRUS was preparing dinner at her home on Monday when she cut her finger in a blender and had to be taken to the hospital. Luckily, she will NOT DIE.
--After getting fixed up she Tweeted, quote, "I'm all stitched up & have on a splint so I'm good. As you can tell by my expression, didn't feel so good. Curse u blender!"
Khloe Kardashian Is Not Pregnant
LAMAR ODOM'S father supposedly told some gossip website that he and KHLOE KARDASHIAN are expecting. But it sounds like that's not true.
Did Johnny Depp's Entourage Handcuff and Drag a 52-Year-Old Disabled Professor Around Until Her Pants Fell Off?
A 52-year-old disabled woman is suing JOHNNY DEPP, because his entourage essentially TORTURED her . . . literally . . . at an IGGY & THE STOOGES concert in L.A. back in December.
--The woman is anonymous . . . but it doesn't sound like she's one of those crazy people who file insane lawsuits against celebrities, because she's a "medical professor at UC Irvine," which is a college in Orange County.
--Still, her accusation seems too crazy to be true.
--Basically, she claims she had multiple run-ins with Johnny's security in the V.I.P. area. It sounds like these were his personal bodyguards.
--This woman claims Johnny's security: Quote, "Grabbed her from behind . . . bear-hugged her . . . tightly grabbed and restrained both of her wrists . . . [and tried to] wrench her iPhone from her hand."
--They were initially unsuccessful, so they "dragged her" away, and "dropped her to the ground." There, they "pried her iPhone from her hands, one finger at a time." She also claims Johnny "witnessed" all of this, and did nothing.
--But that's not all.
--The woman claims she was able to go back to her husband after her iPhone was stolen, but not for long . . . because the security came back with HANDCUFFS.
--She says they "indicated that they were off-duty police officers," and "apprehended" her. They cuffed her . . . and by holding onto the chain of the handcuffs, they "dragged her on the ground and through the theater."
--In the process, they yanked the chain up several times, quote, "causing severe injuries and trauma to her wrists, arms and body."
--And while she was being dragged around her pants slid off, quote, "exposing her buttocks to the other theater patrons."
--She also claims the venue's employees "assisted" Johnny's security, and forced her out of the venue.
--She went to the emergency room, and she says her injuries included torn tendons in her arms, broken bones in both wrists, and a dislocated elbow.
--There's no comment from Johnny or his people.
Is Oprah Finally Going to Marry Stedman . . . and Air the Wedding to Try to Save Her Network?
OPRAH WINFREY has held off on marrying her boyfriend STEDMAN GRAHAM for more than 25 years. But those 25 years were REALLY SUCCESSFUL for her.
--Now she's experiencing a little taste of failure for the first time as her network is struggling. And the investigative journalists at the"National Enquirer" say THAT might be what FINALLY gets Oprah to marry Stedman.
--The "Enquirer" is reporting that Oprah PROPOSED to Stedman and wants to air the wedding on OWN . . . to try to save the network.
--An anonymous TV insider says, quote, "By marrying Stedman, she can not only give viewers a TV event that will rival the royal wedding . . .
--"But also months of programming covering everything from: Shopping for her gown and choosing the wedding site . . . to selecting the food and band. There will be bridal showers, even Stedman's bachelor party will be televised."
--They also say she offered him a $100 MILLION prenup . . . partially for going along with all this.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Say They're Not Dating
On "That '70s Show", ASHTON KUTCHER and MILA KUNIS'S characters dated for a good portion of the series. And there have been some rumors that they've resurrected that fake romance . . . as a REAL ROMANCE.
--Over the weekend, they were photographed shopping for furniture together, having dinner, and hanging out at Ashton's house. So . . . are they really doin' this?
--According to "Us Weekly" . . . no. One of Mila's friends told them, quote, "No, they're so not dating. They've been friends for years. But she would never ever. Definitely nothing going on."
J.K. Rowling Announces She's Working on a New "Harry Potter" Book . . . a "Harry Potter" Encyclopedia
J.K. ROWLING has announced she's working on a new "Harry Potter" book. But not a real one. It's a "Harry Potter" encyclopedia.
--She wrote on her website, quote, "For a long time I have been promising an encyclopedia of Harry's world and I have started work on this now . . . when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity."
--There's no word when it comes out.
--Her first non-"Harry Potter" book, which is called "The Casual Vacancy", comes out on September 27th.
--As for whether she'll ever write another REAL "Harry Potter" book . . . she didn't give that an outright NO.
--Quote, "I have always refused to say 'never' to this question because I think it would be foolish to rule out something I might want to do in a few years' time. However, I have no immediate plans to write another 'Harry Potter' novel."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are Engaged . . . Even Though That Breaks Their Promise to Wait Until Gay Marriage is Legalized Nationwide
Back in 2006, BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE said they wouldn't get married until gay marriage was legalized nationwide. And they tried SO HARD to keep that promise. Until, I guess, they couldn't hold out anymore.
--Because Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged. It's official. She's wearing the ring, their reps have confirmed it.
--Brad is 48 and Angelina is 36. They've been together for seven years and have six kids. Three are biological, three are adopted.
--And those kids are the reason they're not holding out for marriage equality anymore. Over the past few years, they've hinted that their kids have been pressuring them to get married . . . and now they've caved.
--In an interview with CBS News back in January, Brad said, quote, "We're getting a lot of pressure from the kids. It means something to them and . . . they have questions when their friends' parents are married and why is that?"
--"We will someday. We will. [But the kids say,] 'Get mommy a ring!'"
--According to Brad's manager they haven't picked a date to get married yet but, quote, "their kids are very happy."
--At least one gay rights organization says that's cool . . . and they're happy for Brad and Angelina.
--Rebekah Orr is the communications director for a gay rights group called Equality California. She says, quote, "We would never want any committed couple to deny themselves and their families the happiness and security that marriage brings."
--She also praised Brad and Angelina for, quote, "clearly demonstrating they are supporters of equality."
--And now what you really want to know…details on Angelina's engagement ring, according to a jewelry expert named Michael O'Connor.
--The center diamond is approximately SIX CARATS.
--It's an emerald cut. That means it has fewer facets so it won't sparkle as much as other cuts . . . and needs to be the best-quality diamond.
--The setting is platinum.
--It was made by a designer named Robert Procop, who worked with Angelina in 2011 to design a line of jewelry to auction off for charity.
--Brad was heavily involved in the design from start to finish.
--And, most importantly, the cost of the ring is . . . approximately $250,000.
Does Matt Lauer Have an Illegitimate Son With His Co-Anchor?
It's hard to picture MATT LAUER cheating on his wife and knocking up a coworker. But wild rumors are flying around that it happened.
--According to the "National Enquirer", Matt has an illegitimate three-year-old son with his"Today"show co-anchor NATALIE MORALES.
--A source at a rival network says, quote, "I heard that Matt had an affair with Natalie and he's the father of one of her kids. Everyone's buzzing that the boy looks just like him."
--In 2006, Matt's wife Annette filed for divorce . . . right as rumors were surfacing that Matt and Natalie got-it-on while they were covering the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Annette withdrew the papers a month later and they're still together.
--Natalie is also married. In 2008, she announced she and her husband, Joe Rhodes, were pregnant. But the rumors started again that Matt was the father.
A Week After Her DUI, Amanda Bynes Has Another . . . Much Smaller . . . Driving Incident on the Way to the Same Club
Back on April 6th, AMANDA BYNES got a DUI after she was out at a Hollywood club called Greystone Manor Supperclub.
--And clearly, she's not going to let THAT stop her from hanging out there again . . . or driving herself there either.
--On Thursday night, Amanda was photographed driving her black BMW outside the club . . . and TEXTING behind the wheel. Meanwhile, she backed up over a curb.
--There weren't any cops around, so she wasn't ticketed . . . just photographed by the paparazzi.
Mitt Romney Is "Considering" an Offer to Host "Saturday Night Live"
The "New York Times" says MITT ROMNEY is "considering" an offer to host "Saturday Night Live". It's unclear if it's for one of the remaining episodes this spring, or if it's for when the show returns in the fall.
--A lot of Presidential candidates have appeared on "SNL" over the years . . . but only one HOSTED the show. That was STEVE FORBES in 1996.
--Of course, the difference between Steve and Mitt is Steve wasn't in the race long, while Mitt is going to be the Republican nominee.
Morgan Freeman Says He's Not In A Relationship With His 27-Year-Old Step-Granddaughter
There have been rumors going around for a decade now that 74-year-old MORGAN FREEMAN is in a romantic relationship with his 27-year-old step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines.
--And for the most part, Morgan has ignored those rumors. But now people are saying Morgan and E'Dena are getting MARRIED. And he doesn't think he can stay quiet anymore.
--He says, quote, "The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers.
--"What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well."
--E'Dena . . . who is the granddaughter of Morgan's first wife . . . adds, quote, "These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family."
The Rock Hall Is Inducting Axl Rose Whether He Likes It Or Not
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is disappointed that AXL ROSE won't attend tomorrow's induction ceremony, but as expected, they're inducting GUNS N' ROSES . . . with him as a member . . . whether he likes it or not.
--The Rock Hall released this statement:
--Quote, "We are sorry Axl will not be able to accept his induction in person. We are looking forward to still inducting Guns N' Roses this weekend and will proceed forward with our original plan whether Axl is present or not."
--Axl has not responded.
--In his open letter to the Rock Hall, Axl said, quote, "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia . . . [and no one] should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of Guns N' Roses."
President Obama Thinks Kanye West Is One Helluva "Talented Jackass"
Remember how PRESIDENT OBAMA called KANYE WEST a "jackass" after he ambushed TAYLOR SWIFT onstage at the"VMAs" in 2009?
--Well, Obama still thinks Kanye is a jackass . . . a TALENTED jackass.
--In an interview with "The Atlantic", Obama was asked who he prefers: JAY-Z or Kanye?
--Obama said, quote, "Jay-Z . . . although I like Kanye. He's a Chicago guy. Smart. He's very talented."
--When reminded that he once called Kanye a "jackass," Obama said, quote, "He is a jackass. But he's talented."
--There's no response from Kanye, but last time he played it cool. He said, quote, "Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie May Have Found a Movie to Do Together
BRAD PITTand ANGELINA JOLIE may have found a movie they can make together.
--The World Wide Web of Movie Gossip says they may star in a movie called "The Counselor". It's about a lawyer who dabbles in drug dealing . . . with disastrous consequences.
--It was written by CORMAC MCCARTHY . . . who did "No Country for Old Men". And it'll be directed by RIDLEY SCOTT, who did "Alien" and "Blade Runner".
--If everything falls right, Brad will play a villain, along with JAVIER BARDEM. MICHAEL FASSBENDER will play the lawyer . . . and Angelina will be the female lead.
(--Angelina and Brad have already done one movie together . . . the 2005 romantic-action-comedy "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" which led to their real life romance.)
When Scarlett Johansson's Nude Photos Leaked, She Had Trouble Going to Dinner
In the new issue of "Vogue", SCARLETT JOHANSSON talks about her now-infamous nude photo scandal . . . and how it was hard to go out in public knowing so many people had seen her goods.
--She says, quote, "When all those photos came out, of course I go out to dinner and think, [Gosh-darn] it, these people have all seen my. . .
--"That's terrible. You know what I mean? You can't not think that. Even if they haven't, you're paranoid."
--She also reveals that she's not completely over her divorce from RYAN REYNOLDS. She says, quote, "Of course it's horrible. It was devastating. It really throws you. You think that your life is going to be one way, and then, for various reasons or whatever, it doesn't work out."
--She adds that divorce is, quote, "like the loneliest thing you'll ever do, in some way."
--And she admits she was nailing SEAN PENN for a while . . . quote, "We spent time together, yeah. I never put a title on it, really, but we were seeing each other."
--Meanwhile, at the "Avengers" premiere in Hollywood Wednesday night, Scarlett was asked what she wore under her skin-tight Black Widow costume. She replied, quote, "Not much."
--She added, quote, "The guys couldn't believe it because they all have their padding and their big kind of crazy suits and they were like, 'You're really wearing nothing under your suit?'
DEMI LOVATO almost did something that's REALLY worth getting depressed over. On Monday, she nearly killed PAUL MCCARTNEY. (???)
--Well, maybe it wasn't quite that serious. Here's the breakdown from her Twitter account . . .
--"Today I was pulling into a parking space that some guys were standing in the middle of, and I almost hit them.
--"When one of the guys turned around, it was a Beatle! Yes, you heard me! Sir Paul McCartney! He was so sweet! Can't believe I met him today. Wow!"
--She added, quote, "I can't believe I almost ran over a Beatle."
Jim Belushi Was Caught With a Joint at the Martha's Vineyard Airport
JIM BELUSHI was caught with a JOINT at the Martha's Vineyard airport on Friday . . . but he's not in any trouble.
--Jim first tried to show TSA agents a medical marijuana card . . . but those aren't valid in Massachusetts. So police were called.
--Luckily for Jim, possession of an ounce or less of pot in Massachusetts is NOT a criminal offense. So they just confiscated it and let him off with a warning.
Was Adam Levine Blindsided When His Girlfriend Broke Up With Him?
When ADAM LEVINE and his girlfriend ANNE VYALITSYNAbroke up, she released a statement saying, quote, "Adam and I have decided to separate in an amicable and supportive manner. We still love and respect each other as friends."
--That made the split sound mutual. But that may not have been the case.
--A source says Adam was BLINDSIDED by the announcement . . . quote, "Adam's heartbroken. He wasn't even fully sure they were really broken up."
--The source added that Anne made the surprise announcement because, quote, "she didn't want it to look like he broke up with her."
--But another source says it was inevitable . . . because Adam didn't pay Anne enough attention, and even though they'd been together two years, he wasn't ready to get married.
Alicia Silverstone Defends Her Bizarre Baby-Feeding Technique
ALICIA SILVERSTONE is defending herself against the backlash she's been facing since posting a video in which she fed her 11-month-old son from her own mouth.
--At an event hyping her upcoming movie, Alicia told the audience, quote, "People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years. It's a weaning process.
--"I think it's adorable, and it makes me laugh every time he does it."
--She added, quote, "I wasn’t saying this was anything somebody should do. I wasn’t trying to be independent or cause such a ruckus. I'm very glad that I did it."
--She also claims a lot of people are on her side. She said, quote, "Every time my husband goes to the YMCA, some guy comes over and says, 'That's how we do it in the South.'"
Tony Romo Is a Dad
TONY ROMO'S wife Candice Crawford gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. They named him Hawkins Crawford Romo. (--Candice's brother is CHACE CRAWFORD from "Gossip Girl".)
A Stunning Elimination Last Night on Dancing With The Stars
Fan favorite SHERRISHEPHERD was voted off “Dancing With the Stars” last night, and a stunned ballroom audience booed in reaction to the surprise elimination.
--The other couple in the bottom two were Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower and they had actually earned the second-highest scores on Monday’s show.
--As the hour-long results show progressed, Gladys Knight – who had the lowest score coming out of Monday’s performance show, and Gavin DeGraw, who has been in jeopardy of going home several times this season – were both declared safe from elimination.
--A tearful Shepherd, who co-hosts “The View” on ABC, said she had “the most amazing time” on the show.
Why Did Lifetime Give Jennifer Love Hewitt a Digital Breast Reduction?
This is just disturbing: In some ads for JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT'S new Lifetime series "The Client List", Jennifer's most lovely assets have been DIGITALLY REDUCED.
--It was "Entertainment Weekly" that decided to de-emphasize Jennifer's cleavage. Everywhere else the ad ran, her breasts were gloriously natural. (E! Online)
--In a radio interview, Jennifer said she had no idea they were going to do that.
--She said, quote, "Somebody sent me a copy of the photograph, and I was like, 'Um, what happened?' I'm not quite sure what's going on. But apparently somebody wanted me to have a boob reduction."
It "Irks" Nicki Minaj to Be Compared to Lady Gaga
In an interview with "Nightline", NICKI MINAJ admitted that she isn't thrilled to be compared to LADY GAGA . . . even though she DOES seem similar to Gaga.
--When asked if the comparisons offended her, Nicki said, quote, "Offends me, no . . . irks me, yes. We are in completely different lanes. First of all, I'm a rapper. I'm from southside Jamaica, Queens."
--But Gaga is also from New York City . . . so that doesn't really fly.
--The interviewer, Juju Chang, then suggested a few things that seemed to link Nicki and Gaga, like wigs and over-the-top costumes . . . but Nicki shot her down.
--She said, quote, "Wigs? Every female in this game, EVERY female in this game, wears wigs . . . over-the-top costumes? Eh. Try again!"
--But Nicki doesn't have anything against Lady Gaga. She said, quote, "Gaga's a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She's opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane, and we never cross. Ever.
--"So, you know, I really don't get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn't sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can't see the similarities."
Does Bobbi Kristina Want to Play Her Mom Whitney Houston in a Movie?
As far as we know, there's not a WHITNEY HOUSTON movie in the works . . . YET. But people are still speculating about who'll play her when they finally get the ball rolling.
--The early favorite seems to be RIHANNA . . . and she's said she'd love to do it.
--But sources say Whitney's 18-year-old daughter BOBBI KRISTINA wants the gig. TMZ says, quote, "Bobbi feels she is the perfect person to play the part of Whitney . . . telling friends that no one knew her better."
Keith Urban's Surgically Repaired Voice is "Extraordinary"
KEITH URBAN knew last year's vocal cord surgery was the right thing to do . . . but he had no idea his voice would come back as strong as it has.
--He says, quote, "I think if a footballer in their 40s was given their knees back like they were in their early 20s, that’s kind of how I feel right now. It's an extraordinary feeling of freedom."
--A big test came when Keith did a 90-minute set at the Houston Rodeo. He pushed himself as hard as possible . . . and there were no problems afterwards.
--The surgery has also changed Keith's approach to songwriting. He no longer has to worry about writing something that would actually be painful to sing.
--He explains, quote, "So I think getting my voice back has sort of been a metaphor for finding my voice more so as well as an artist, broadening it, really, to the things that I want to write about and I feel ready to write about that I guess I haven't in recent years."
Kristen Wiig Is Talking Like She's Ready to Leave "SNL"
KRISTEN WIIG'S"Saturday Night Live" contract is up after this season, and there have been rumors that she has one foot out the door.
--Well, Kristen says she "doesn't know" if this is her last season, but it sounds like she's ready to move on.
--She says, quote, "Well, everyone has to leave. This is my seventh year and that's my family. It's my heart. It's New York to me.
--"I will say that when I do leave it's not because I'm sick of it and not because I see something better or anything like that. It's just that it's time. When I do leave, it will be the hardest thing . . . [but] you have to leave things that you love."
(--There has also beentalkthatANDY SAMBERGandJASON SUDEIKISare leaving. No official announcement is expected until after this season is over.)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Have Been Hanging Out Together in New York City
KANYE WEST isn't just name-dropping KIM KARDASHIAN in his music. He's apparently enjoying that action in the real world.
--On Wednesday night, Kanye and Kim went to see "The Hunger Games" in New York City, and went out together afterward. Then yesterday, they had lunch together and went shopping. Kim is in New York to co-host the "Today" show this morning.
--It sounds like there was a sleepover at Kanye's apartment after the movie . . . because Kim left the joint yesterday morning in her Wednesday night outfit.
--She obviously got a change of clothes before lunch, though, because she was wearing a different outfit when she and Kanye hit the restaurant.
Jennifer Love Hewitt Wants a Piece of Adam Levine
Yesterday on "Ellen", Jennifer made it pretty clear that she'd like a piece of MAROON 5 singer ADAM LEVINE . . . who recently broke up with his girlfriend.
--She said, quote, "I always have my eyes out. I just read two days ago that Adam Levine is single again . . . I'm just saying."
--In a separate interview, Jennifer suggested that Adam should guest star on her new Lifetime series "The Client List" . . . in which she plays a massage therapist who provides the HAPPIEST OF ENDINGS.
--She said, quote, "Yeah, I should massage him. I mean, I really should."
Will the "Hunger Games" Sequel Be Delayed Because of Contract Negotiations with the Director?
The second "Hunger Games" movie, "Catching Fire", is due in theaters in November of 2013.
--But there's talk it could be pushed back . . . because negotiations between Lionsgate Films and director GARY ROSS aren't going so well.
--Gary . . . who will also be helping to write the screenplay . . . reportedly wants a lot more money than Lionsgate is willing to pay him. He got $3 million and 5% of the profits for the first one.
--That was kind of a deal for the studio . . . but at the same time, Ross is going to make out on that percentage. The movie has already made more than $363 million, and it only cost $78 million to make.
--"Catching Fire"is supposed to start shooting this fall. If that doesn't happen . . . the release might be delayed.
Matt Lauer Has Signed a Multi-Year Deal to Stay on the "Today" Show
MATT LAUER has signed a multi-year deal to stay on the "Today" show.
--An NBC News exec said it was "a long-term deal," but the specifics haven't been revealed yet. For what it's worth, TMZ says Matt got "close to $30 million a year."
--Last month, "Newsday"reported that he was "closing in" on a contract extension with NBC worth $25 million a year over the next two or three years.
--This means RYAN SEACREST won't be joining the "Today" show anytime soon . . . unless he's called in to replace ANN CURRY. TMZ claims Matt is NOT an ANN FAN, and doesn't want her as his co-host. SAVANNAH GUTHRIE could be next in line.
Ryan Seacrest Isn't Taking Matt Lauer's Job Yet . . . But He Is Covering the Summer Olympics for NBC
RYAN SEACREST was on the "Today" show yesterday to make a "big announcement." But it wasn't all that "big" . . . unless you're an Olympics fanatic: Basically, he's joining NBC to help cover the Olympics this summer in London.
--Things got a little more interesting when MATT LAUER asked him about the rumors that he'd been talking to NBC . . . about joining the "Today" show as his replacement.
--Ryan didn't answer that directly, he just joked, quote, "Oh, they didn't tell you? . . . [The conversations] were mostly about filling in to do weather."
--He also said he "didn't know" if he could see himself doing a job like Matt's . . . but Matt said that he thought Ryan would be great at it.
--Obviously, NBC would prefer to keep Matt, but his contract is up in December, and there's been some talk that he wants to move on.
--Then last month, "Newsday"reported that he was "closing in" on a contract extension with NBC worth $25 MILLION a year over the next two or three years.
--Ryan's "American Idol" contract is up after this season, but it sounds like he's coming back. He said, quote, "I plan to stay there. I think I'll have an official announcement very, very soon . . . we're not quite there, but we're almost there."
Whitney Houston Was Found Face Down in the Tub . . . And It Sounds Like There Was Cocaine Residue
WHITNEY HOUSTON'S full autopsy report was released yesterday. Here's what we've learned from it . . .
--First of all, Whitney was found FACE DOWN in the tub by her personal assistant, who had just returned from running some errands. It was the assistant who suggested Whitney take a bath, because she was complaining of a sore throat.
--It sounds like there was indeed evidence of cocaine in the room. The report says there was, quote, "a small spoon with a white crystal like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper" on the bathroom counter.
--And in a bathroom drawer, investigators also found, quote, "remnants of a white powdery substance and a portable mirror on a base . . . and more remnants of a white powdery substance" on the bottom of that base.
--Officials also found, quote, "a plethora of prescription medication bottles, prescribed to [Whitney], multiple blister packs and a loose tablet."
--When she was found, Whitney had a bloody nose . . . and the autopsy revealed, quote, "perforation of posterior nasal septum."
--The report states, quote, "[Whitney] possibly overdosed on a narcotic substance, prescription medications, over the counter medications and alcohol."
--As we heard last month, Whitney's official cause of death was DROWNING . . . but heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors.
Kim Kardashian is "Not Even Close" to Dating Yet
KIM KARDASHIAN is still feeling the burn of that 72-day marriage. She says, quote, "I'm not even close [to dating again yet]. I just don't believe in one soul mate now."
--She adds, quote, "I think you have different soul mates throughout your life, that your soul needs different things at different times. I do believe in love. I will always believe in love, but my idea has changed from what I've always thought."
Ryan Gosling Saved a Woman From Getting Hit by a Taxi
Bad news, guys: RYAN GOSLING isn't just hotter, more sensitive and more attractive to your woman . . . he's also more HEROIC than you.
--Tuesday night, he saved a British journalist named Laurie Penny from getting hit by a taxi in New York City.
--Penny Tweeted that she was trying to cross 6th Avenue. But she was looking THE WRONG WAY, since Brits drive on the other side of the road . . . and she didn't see the cab coming.
--Luckily for her, Ryan was nearby. He shouted, quote, "Hey, watch out!" . . . and grabbed her as she was about to get splattered.
--A woman who was in the vicinity confirmed the identity of Penny's savior when she said, quote, "You lucky [B-word]."
Nicolas Cage Has Paid Off Half of His $13 Million Tax Bill
NICOLAS CAGE is well on his way to squaring up with the IRS. He has paid them $6.25 million in back taxes, which means he "only" owes them another $6.75 million. (--Yes, he was on the hook for 13-mil. He blamed it on a shady business manager.)
Madonna Topped Lionel Richie for the #1 Album this Week...Is It 1987???
MADONNA just scored her eighth #1 album. "MDNA" sold 359,000 copies, beating LIONEL RICHIE'S all-star country collaboration album "Tuskegee", which sold 199,000 copies in 2nd place. (--Although some think shecheateda little.)
--The other new discs in this week's Top 10 belong to SHINEDOWN, who sold 106,000 copies of"Amaryllis" in 4th place . . . and THE USED, who hit 8th place with 32,000 copies of "Vulnerable". Here's the full Top 10 . . .
1.) (NEW) "MDNA", Madonna (359,000 copies)
2.) (NEW) Lionel Richie's collaboration album "Tuskegee" (199,000 copies)
A rumor started circulating on Twitter yesterday that BRUNO MARS came out of the closet. It apparently started out as a CNNiReport. But it's NOT TRUE.
--Bruno's rep says the rumor is, quote, "completely fabricated [and] false."
The Creator of "Community" Has Apologized for Publicizing the Nasty Voicemail Chevy Chase Left Him
The creator of "Community", Dan Harmon, has apologized for publicizing the profanity-filled voicemailCHEVY CHASE left him. He'd played it for an audience at a comedy show, and a recording of that made its way online.
--The apology was posted on his blog, in an entry titled "Not That It Helps, But . . ."
--It's ridiculously long, but this pretty much sums it up. Harmon says, quote, "I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone's voicemail to me.
--"I was airing my dirty laundry for a chuckle . . . that was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part. I'm very sorry it's reflecting poorly on the show."
--However, he doesn't DIRECTLY apologize to Chevy specifically, which makes you wonder if they're still on bad terms behind the scenes.
--Chevy hasn't commented.
Gavin DeGraw Survives Another Week on “Dancing With The Stars”
In the third week of Dancing with the Stars, 11 couples danced from their hearts -- literally -- when they channeled their most defining, emotional moments in life.
-- Jack Wagner and pro dancing partner Anna Trebunskaya couldn’t believe the results.
--As co-host Tom Bergeron delivered the news to the pair that they were going home, Wagner looked stunned before coming to the realization that his very last dance was to follow.
--"It was a great time. I had a great time. It was fun to test myself. Thanks to the judges," Wagner, 52, gratefully told judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.
--The evening was equally as stressful for Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff, who found themselves on the brink of elimination for the second week in a row.
--"This is a repeat offender I don't want to see again," DeGraw told Bergeron as he and Smirnoff stepped down.
--The remaining contestants on Dancing With the Stars 14th season include William Levy,Gladys Knight, Maria Menounos, Sherri Shepherd, Donald Driver, Roshon Fegan, Melissa Gilbert, Katherine Jenkins and Jaleel White.
David Letterman Extends His Contract, Which Allows Him to Break Johnny Carson's Record
DAVID LETTERMAN and CRAIG FERGUSON have extended their deals with CBS, which will keep their late-night shows rolling through 2014. There's no word what the deals are worth.
--This means Letterman will break JOHNNY CARSON'S record of 30 consecutive years hosting a late-night show. Carson hosted "The Tonight Show" from 1962 to 1992. As of right now, they're TIED, although Letterman did it with TWO shows.
--He began hosting "Late Night with David Letterman" on NBC in 1982 . . . and 10 years later, he jumped to CBS to begin his current gig on "The Late Show".
Kourtney Kardashian Says She Didn't Harm Her Unborn Child When She Dyed Her Hair
Ladies, you've all heard the warnings: Don't dye your hair when you're pregnant, because the chemicals can harm your unborn child.
--Well, KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN went ahead and lightened her hair recently. But she says her fetus is fine.
--She says, quote, "I did research about doing anything to the color of my hair while pregnant and followed all of the guidelines from my doctor and took the proper precautions necessary.
--"I highlighted my hair, which is considered the safest form of hair color while pregnant, and not to the root, so nothing ever touched my scalp. I also used products that did not contain any ammonia."
--She adds, quote, "It is also recommended to be in a well-ventilated area as well as being at least in your second trimester, and I followed both of those rules.
--"Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I take caution in all the products I use all the time, but especially when pregnant."
BRUCE WILLIS has a new daughter. His wife Emma gave birth Sunday. They named her Mabel Ray Willis. (--Bruce is 57 . . . Emma is 33.)
--Bruce already has three daughters with his ex-wife DEMI MOORE . . . 23-year-old Rumer, 20-year-old Scout and 18-year-old Tallulah. Tallulah just turned 18 today.
Alec Baldwin and His 28-Year-Old Girlfriend Are Engaged
ALEC BALDWIN and his girlfriend are engaged. Baldwin turned 54 today . . . while she's a slim and sexy 28-year-old yoga instructor.
--They started dating last summer, and Alec proposed over the weekend.
--Alec was previously married to KIM BASINGER. They have a daughter named Ireland, who's 16.
Adam Levine and His Girlfriend Have Broken Up
If you see ADAM LEVINE flirting with the female contestants on "The Voice" this season, this might be why: Adam and his girlfriend, model ANNE VYALITSYNA, have broken up after two years together.
--Anne released a statement saying, quote, "Adam and I have decided to separate in an amicable and supportive manner. We still love and respect each other as friends. I wish him all the best."
(--Anne is 26 . . . and she's done the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue eight years running. Adam is 33. ) (People)
"Dumb & Dumber" is Getting a Sequel . . . With Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels!
Last week, WILL FERRELL announced there would be an "Anchorman" sequel. And now we have this . . .
--There's going to be a proper "Dumb & Dumber" sequel . . . starring JIM CARREY and JEFF DANIELS as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.
--PETER FARRELLY . . . who wrote and directed the original with his brother BOBBY. . . made the announcement during media interviews for their upcoming "Three Stooges" movie.
--He said, quote, "We're getting set to shoot 'Dumb & Dumber 2' in September. It's the first sequel we've ever done and we've got Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back."
--Technically, this will be the THIRD movie in the series. In 2003, there was a prequel called "Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd", which was about the characters' high school exploits.
--Obviously, Carrey and Daniels weren't involved . . . nor were the Farrellys. Peter said, quote, "We did not do 'Dumb and Dumberer'. That was a studio thing."
--It turns out Jeff Daniels and the Farrellys always wanted to do a sequel, but it took a while for Carrey to come around to the idea . . . and to have the time in his schedule.
--Peter says, quote, "He called and said, 'We've got to do this thing again.' He had just watched 'Dumb and Dumber' and he said, 'This is the perfect sequel. Let's do it.'"
Adele Plans on Releasing a New Song Sometime This Year, But Her Next Album Is Two Years Away
If you're already looking forward to new ADELE music, there's good news and bad news: She plans on releasing a new single this year, but an album is a long way off.
--In a French radio interview, Adele said, quote, "There will be a new song, probably coming out at the end of the year, but then it depends how quickly I write some other new songs.
--"[The next album] won't be for a good two years . . . I have to write it.
--"It takes a while. If I didn't write my own songs, I'd be out next week with a new album. [But] I have to take time and live a little bit. There were a good two years between my first and second albums, so it'll be the same this time."
--There's a RUMOR that the new song this year COULD be the theme to the new James Bond movie, "Skyfall" . . . which hits theaters in November.