Lindsay Lohan Is Out of Rehab, But She'll Stay With a Sober Coach for a Few Days
LINDSAY LOHAN left rehab yesterday as scheduled, but she's not rejoining society just yet. She plans to spend a few days living with a SOBER COACH, because she wanted some kind of transition from rehab to the real world.
Lindsay is guest-hosting "Chelsea Lately" this coming Monday.
Anthony Weiner's Sexting Buddy Met With a Porn Company
It looks like ANTHONY WEINER'S sexting buddy is looking to cash in. SYDNEY LEATHERS was spotted leaving the headquarters of porno empire Vivid Entertainment yesterday with the boss, Steve Hirsch.
Vivid is the company that releases all those celebrity sex tapes, including Kim Kardashian's, Paris Hilton's, and the recent "Backdoor Teen Mom", starring Farrah Abraham.
Hirsch says, quote, "We have offered Sydney several options, but as of now no agreement has been reached. We hope to get a deal done with her soon."
In case you haven't heard, Sydney is a Hoosier so ya know, be proud Indiana.
Taylor Lautner is Off the Market
TAYLOR LAUTNER is off the market again. Sources say he's nailing Canadian actress MARIE AVGEROPOULOS. They're filming a movie called "Tracers" together.
They were spotted holding hands the other day. He's 21 . . . she's 27.
Was Jennifer Lopez Rejected from Appearing on the Season Finale of "The Voice"?
The "New York Post" is reporting that JENNIFER LOPEZ was interested in appearing on the season finale of "The Voice" last month . . . but she was "SHOT DOWN."
A "source" says, quote, "She made a formal offer to be on the show. They said 'no' to that." Supposedly, she also offered to serve as a MENTOR, but was turned down for that as well.
So, what's the deal? Was "The Voice" not really interested because of J-Lo's association with "American Idol"?
An NBC rep says J-Lo did talk to them about performing on the finale, but that things didn't work out due to scheduling. It sounds like they already had the finale planned by the time she expressed interest, and they didn't have room for her.
CHER performed on the finale . . . and from what we're hearing, she had been booked "months in advance." The rep didn't address J-Lo as a possible mentor.
The Smurfs 2 Hits Theaters Today
"The Smurfs 2" is out in theaters today. In this one, the wizard Gargamel creates his own smurf-like creatures, called The Naughties, and orders them to kidnap Smurfette. CHRISTINA RICCI and J.B. SMOOVE do the voices of the Naughties.
HANK AZARIA is Gargamel and KATY PERRY is back as the voice of Smurfette. And even though JONATHAN WINTERS died in April, he still did the voice of Papa Smurf before he passed away.
For some reason, TIM ALLEN decided now was a good time to get in depth on his opinion of the N Word.
During an interview with the "Tampa Bay Times", Allen dropped it several times. And he even said the phrase "The N-word" is more offensive than the actual word.
He said, quote, "You want to take the power away from that word so that no one is offended by it. If I have no intent, if I show no intent, if I clearly am not a racist, then how can [N-word] be bad coming out of my mouth?"
He added, quote, "I do a movie with Martin Lawrence, and pretty soon they're referring to me, 'Hey, my [N-word is] up.' So I'm the [N-word] if I'm around you guys but 7 feet away, if I said [N-word], it's not right.
"It's very confusing to the European mind how that works, especially if I've either grown up or evolved or whatever, it literally was growing up in Colorado, with Hispanics and Anglos, that's all I remember."
Tim also seems bothered by the fact that he can't use words like the N-word in his comedy act, and feels that it's an example of how we're, quote, "running backwards."
He later issued a statement saying, quote, "If I offended anyone it wasn't my intention."
Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart are the Highest-Paid Actresses
Forbes.com has dropped its annual list of the Highest-Paid Actresses . . . and ANGELINA JOLIE tops it with $33 million.
Almost half of that . . . $15 million . . . was Angelina's paycheck for "Maleficent" . . . Disney's new version of "Sleeping Beauty", which comes out next summer.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE was second with $26 million, and KRISTEN STEWART pulled down $22 million for a third-place finish.
JENNIFER ANISTON and EMMA STONE round out the Top 5.
1. Angelina Jolie, $33 million
2. Jennifer Lawrence, $26 million
3. Kristen Stewart, $22 million
4. Jennifer Aniston, $20 million
5. Emma Stone, $16 million
6. Charlize Theron, $15 million
7. (tie) Sandra Bullock and Natalie Portman, $14 million
9. (tie) Mila Kunis and Julia Roberts, $11 million
Lea Michele and Kevin McHale Broke Their Silence About Cory Monteith
LEA MICHELE has spoken out for the first time about the death of her boyfriend and "Glee" co-star CORY MONTEITH.
She Tweeted a picture of the two of them together, along with this message . . . quote, "Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart."
KEVIN MCHALE . . . who plays Artie, the guy in the wheelchair on "Glee" . . . did the same thing. He put a picture of himself and Cory on Instagram, with a message of his own.
He said, quote, "So thankful that I and so many of you got to experience Cory's overwhelming kindness, humor and talent. There will not be a day that goes by that I won't miss him. Thank you all for your incredible support and patience."
Miley Cyrus on Why Weed is Better Than Booze
MILEY CYRUS continues her quest to make us all see her as SO WICKED GROWN UP . . . this time by telling is why WEED is better than BOOZE.
She says, quote, "When I smoke, I don't get the sick feeling I get when I drink, or that anger rising up. There's a reason Bob Marley was like some kind of musical Rasta Mother Teresa!"
She would also like parents to know that her "We Can't Stop" video is tamer than a lot of stuff kids are watching online . . . quote, "Kids know everything under the sun. If they have an iPhone, they're watching porn.
"Watching me grinding a little in my white leggings, it's nothing compared to what your 12-year-old son is watching under the sheets. Siri will even tell you how to dispose of a dead body."
John Stamos Gets Teased for Being the Only Guy in His Pilates Class
How does JOHN STAMOS stay so MANTASTIC? Well, Pilates help . . . although he takes a lot of ribbing at those classes.
He says, quote, "I go in and it's all women except for me. I'm the only guy there, and I know they make up these exercises like 'come over here, John, and do the penguin.'
"And then it looks like I'm getting a pap smear. They do it to make me look silly, but it keeps me in shape."
The Real Reason Kim Kardashian Didn't Give Her Baby a "K" Name
Everyone expected KIM KARDASHIAN to give her baby a "K" name, especially since the kid's father KANYE WEST also has a "K" name. But it turns out that's exactly why she didn't.
In the latest episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", she explained, quote, "If we name our kid with a K name, which is kind of what we want, mainly just because Kanye and I are K's, then . . . they'll call us the KKK."
Selena Gomez Partied With Justin Bieber . . . And Says She'll Always Care About Him
As far as we know, SELENA GOMEZ and JUSTIN BIEBER are OFF at the moment.
But on "Good Morning America" Friday, Selena said, quote, "He and I have had such a history together. I'll always care about him and protect him if anyone tries to be mean."
Then on Saturday, Selena celebrated her 21st birthday at a club with several friends . . . including Justin. He showed up with JADEN SMITH, and brought Selena a single red rose. Then Selena and Justin left TOGETHER at about 2:00 A.M.
Amanda Bynes' Parents Say She's Paranoid and Burning Through Money at an Alarming Rate
In their petition to establish a conservatorship over AMANDA BYNES, her parents say she's paranoid and burning through money at an alarming rate. The paranoid behavior started even before Amanda moved to New York.
Her parents said, quote, "She would cover smoke alarms with towels, tape windows shut, and cover her car's dashboard with cardboard and tape out of fear that cameras were watching her from inside these places."
They also addressed her obsession with the idea that she and others are UGLY, and said she constantly talks about plastic surgeries she wants to have.
And they say she's gone through $1.2 million of her estimated $4 million savings in a very short time.
They said, quote, "We believe that a substantial amount of this money is being used to pay for marijuana and other illegal substances, and possibly for plastic surgery."
And they said that when they asked Amanda how she got back to L.A. from New York, she told them she, quote, "cabbed it." They also don't know where she's been staying since she came back, and they believe she's, quote, "essentially homeless."
Meanwhile, Amanda wants OUT of the hospital. They extended her 72-hour stay to two weeks, but she'll be asking for an early release at a hearing this week.
Again? NBC Wants to Keep Jay Leno Around After Jimmy Fallon Takes Over
Here's something that may sound STRANGELY familiar: NBC is trying to figure out a way to keep JAY LENO around after he leaves "The Tonight Show" in February, when JIMMY FALLON is taking over.
A higher-up at NBC says, quote, "We've been having conversations, [and] talking about various ideas. Nothing would make us happier than to have him stay on the network, and [Jay's] got a lot of ideas."
There's no word what any of those ideas may be, but regardless, it sure sounds a little ominous . . . especially since "keeping Jay Leno around" was the main reason for the mess with CONAN O'BRIEN in 2010.
"The Wolverine" Won the Weekend Box Office
"The Wolverine" was the only big new movie in theaters this weekend, giving it the easy win at the box office. The movie made $55 million in its first three days of release, which is actually on the low end when compared to the other movies in the "X-Men" series.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. (NEW) "The Wolverine", $55 million.
2. "The Conjuring", $22.1 million. Up to $83.9 million in its 2nd week.
3. "Despicable Me 2", $16 million. Up to $306 million in its 4th week.
4. "Turbo", $13.3 million. Up to $55.8 million in its 2nd week.
5. "Grown Ups 2", $11.5 million. Up to $102 million in its 3rd week.
AMANDA BYNES' doctors are extending her hospital stay for TWO WEEKS, saying they need that much time to properly diagnose her.
TMZ says doctors believe she's suffering from SEVERE mental illness, and they've even noticed schizophrenic tendencies. They say she can go through long periods of lucidity, but she can also slip right back into CRAZY.
But on the plus side, she tested NEGATIVE for all drugs, except marijuana.
However, RadarOnline.com says Amanda has been taking Adderall for years. It's supposedly for ADHD, but the REAL reason she takes it is for weight loss . . . and it's doing nothing but adding to her paranoia.
She's been asking for it in the hospital, but doctors won't give it to her.
Yesterday, Amanda's parents filed for a conservatorship.
And finally, Amanda has become friends with SAM LUTFI over the past few months. You may remember that name because he's the leech who was hanging around BRITNEY SPEARS during HER meltdown.
Britney ended up getting a restraining order against him. Oh, and sources say he's currently managing COURTNEY LOVE.
Oprah Randoms: An Airdate for Her Lindsay Lohan Interview . . . Another "Letterman" Visit . . . and a New Show Starring Deion Sanders
#1.) OPRAH WINFREY has announced that her post-rehab interview with LINDSAY LOHAN will air on Sunday, August 18th. It'll be an episode in her "Oprah's Next Chapter" series on her cable network, OWN.
HUGH JACKMAN will be the subject of "Oprah's Next Chapter" this Sunday, and she's interviewing GLORIA ESTEFAN the following week. The week after Lindsay, on August 25th, she'll sit down with TINA TURNER.
#2.) OPRAH will appear on "The Late Show with David Letterman" next Thursday. This will be just her second appearance since Oprah and Dave buried the hatchet on his show back in 2005, after years of not being the best of friends.
Oprah and Dave have talked since then. Dave was featured in an episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" back in January of this year.
#3.) OPRAH'S OWN network is developing a reality show based on former NFL AND baseball player DEION SANDERS. The show is called "It's Prime's Time", and it'll debut early next year. (One of Deion's nicknames is "Prime Time".)
The show will cover, Deion's "crazy and chaotic life," which includes, quote "the challenges of raising his five children in a household that also includes his mother, her foster children and his aunt and uncle."
His girlfriend TRACEY EDMONDS will also appear on the show.
Miley Cyrus Might Grow Her Hair Back . . . Because She Thinks Everyone Is Copying Her Short Haircut
MILEY CYRUS may have to grow her hair long again just to be different, because she claims everyone's been COPYING her since she cut it.
In a German interview, she said, quote, "Hopefully my hair grows really quick and next time you see me I'll have a pony down to my butt.
"I just always want to be different. Everyone else has cut their hair to look just like me, so now I got to do something different. I don't like when you walk in and you see a bunch of other yous."
The Cast and Crew of "Glee" Paid Tribute to Cory Monteith Yesterday
The cast and crew of "Glee" gathered yesterday for a memorial to CORY MONTEITH on the Paramount studio lot, where the show is filmed.
150 people attended, including "Glee" stars Lea Michele, Kevin McHale, Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet . . . and creator Ryan Murphy.
Fox issued a statement saying, quote, "Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of 'Glee', along with colleagues from the network and studio . . .
"To share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith. We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."
The paparazzi caught up with JANE LYNCH later in the day, and she said the memorial was "beautiful".
"The Wolverine" and "The To Do List" Hit Theaters This Weekend
1. "The Wolverine" (PG-13)
Hugh Jackman stars as Wolverine once again. This one picks up after "X-Men: The Last Stand". Logan's in Japan, to say goodbye to a friend he saved in World War Two. But the guy offers him a chance to finally be MORTAL . . . by taking away his ability to heal.
The Silver Samurai is the villain, and Wolverine has to take on an army of ninjas . . . which has to suck when you don't have your healing power any more.
Hugh says, quote, "We want people who've never seen an 'X-Men' movie to not be intimidated to go. That's one of the reasons why it's called 'The Wolverine' and not 'Wolverine 5' . . . or whatever it is."
And Famke Janssen returns as Jean Grey, in Logan's nightmares.
2. "Apartment 1303" (R)
Julianne Michelle stars in this 3D remake of a Japanese horror movie, about a woman who moves into a haunted apartment with a history of suicides.
Mischa Barton plays her older sister, who doesn't believe her sister's death was a suicide, and moves into the same apartment to figure out what really happened. Rebecca DeMornay is in it as their controlling mother.
3. "The To Do List" (R)
Aubrey Plaza from "Parks and Recreation" caves in to peer pressure, and makes a list of all the naughty things she needs to experience before college. Alia Shawkat from "Arrested Development" plays her best friend, and "The O.C.'s" Rachel Bilson plays Aubrey's promiscuous older sister.
Clark Gregg from "The Avengers" plays Aubrey's father. Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Donald Glover, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are also in it.
The royal baby has a name. It's GEORGE ALEXANDER LOUIS. Officially, he'll be known as Prince George of Cambridge.
There's no word why they chose the name . . . although PRINCE CHARLES has said that the monarch he admires the most is KING GEORGE THE THIRD.
He ruled from 1760 to 1820, and he does have that one minor black mark on his record. You know, that tiny little skirmish he lost to the American colonists. No biggie. (???)
Some say the prince is named after GEORGE THE SIXTH, who was QUEEN ELIZABETH'S father. And "Alexander" may be derived from her middle name, Alexandra. (COLIN FIRTH played George the Sixth in "The King's Speech".)
As for Louis, that might be a tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten. He was the uncle of the Queen's husband, PRINCE PHILLIP. He and Charles were close.
Amanda Bynes Accidentally Soaked Her Dog in Gasoline
AMANDA BYNES had her Pomeranian with her when she lit that driveway fire on Monday night. And the poor dog ended up COVERED IN GASOLINE. After that happened, Amanda ran to a nearby liquor store and tried to wash it off.
In surveillance video from the store, you can see Amanda come in with the dog and bring it into an area designated for employees only. When the cashier goes back there, she leaves.
A source says the guy smelled gasoline, so he went to see what was happening. He found Amanda trying to wash the dog off in a sink. But she, quote, "freaked out" when she saw him.
The dog is fine, by the way. Amanda's parents have it.
Did Kim and Kanye Really Spend $767,000 on Gold Toilets?
This sounds like a B.S. story, but here it is: The not-always-reliable British tabloids say KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST spent about $767,000 on four GOLD-PLATED TOILETS for their new mansion.
They also spent $444,000 on six beds and $325,000 on kitchen appliances. They also bought a refrigerator encrusted with Swarovski crystals. There's no word how much that cost.
A so-called "source" close to Kim and Kanye is denying this, but we've heard nothing official.
Are Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling Going to Be in the New "Star Wars" Movie?
The World Wide Web of Movie Gossip says that ZAC EFRON and RYAN GOSLING are up for parts in the new "Star Wars" movie. There's no word who Zac would play, but Ryan is supposedly being considered for Luke Skywalker's son.
(If you follow the books, then you know that character would be Ben Skywalker . . . who was named after Luke's mentor, Obi Wan Kenobi.)
Meanwhile, LEONARDO DICAPRIO reportedly had meetings, but he bowed out to do a movie based on the Japanese anime, "Robotech".
The Mysterious Feud Continues: Jon Bon Jovi Supposedly Blocked Richie Sambora from Rejoining the Band This Week
The mysterious "feud" between JON BON JOVI and guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA is STILL ongoing.
A so-called "source" tells RadarOnline.com that Richie wanted to return for the band's show in New Jersey TONIGHT . . . but Jon wasn't having it.
The source says, quote, "Jon won't allow Richie to come back for that show. And Jon won't even pick up the phone and talk to [him]. Richie has tried to end this feud but Jon won't respond."
The source adds that Jon may be trying to push Richie out of the band so he can pocket more of the cash and, quote, "accomplish his lifelong goal of buying an NFL football team."
There's still NO WORD what this is all about. Richie left the tour back in April to deal with some sort of "personal matter." Since then, they've been saying passive aggressive things about each other in public.
But Jon has insisted that Richie is still a member of the band, and has suggested that he's free to return whenever he wants.
You Could Own Chuck Norris' "Walker, Texas Ranger" Home for $1.2 Million
CHUCK NORRIS is unloading one of his homes . . . and even better, it's also the property that was the onscreen home of his "Walker, Texas Ranger" character, Cordell Walker.
Chuck listed it on Friday for $1.2 MILLION. It's in the Dallas area, and includes FOUR bedrooms, SEVEN full bathrooms and a theater. There's also a separate building that served as a studio for the filming of "Walker, Texas Ranger".
It also has a gym, which includes a bunch of memorabilia from the show, which apparently comes with the house. It's more than 7,300 square feet . . . so there's PLENTY of room for you to ROUNDHOUSE KICK to your heart's content.
There's nothing wrong with the place, Chuck and his wife have homes elsewhere and want to "downsize." If you're interested in owning this piece of HISTORY, hurry! A "handful" of potential buyers have already toured the house.
AMANDA BYNES was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold Monday night, after starting a fire in a woman's driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.
What she's on is called a 5150 hold. They'll hold her for up to 72 hours while they evaluate her mental condition.
Here's what happened: Someone driving through a Thousand Oaks neighborhood called 911 after witnessing a woman standing in a driveway next to a small fire.
For some reason, Amanda had walked onto the driveway with a gas can and lit the fire. Then she put a flaming rag on top of the gas can. Her pant leg briefly caught on fire, but she wasn't injured.
Several people rushed over to check things out, and Amanda tried to take off in a cab. But by that time, the cops had showed up. They asked Amanda some questions, and determined by her answers that they needed to take her in.
This actually happened in Amanda's old neighborhood, where her parents still live. But the woman who lives in the house had no idea who she was or why she'd want to light a fire in her driveway.
On Sunday, Amanda was kicked out of a retirement community in Thousand Oaks, where she claimed she was trying to visit a relative. Police were called, but Amanda wasn't arrested.
As for why Amanda is back in California, a source says she ran out of money and couldn't find a place to live in New York City.
Meanwhile . . . RadarOnline.com says that Amanda's parents are considering obtaining a conservatorship, just like BRITNEY SPEARS' parents did.
A source says, quote, "Her parents are absolutely sick with worry about their daughter. They have previously met with lawyers to discuss the possibility of taking legal control of Amanda's life."
For the record, Amanda hasn't been charged with any crimes, so doctors can release her at any time, if they think she's not a danger to herself or others.
William and Kate Debuted the Royal Baby . . . But He Still Doesn't Have a Name
PRINCE WILLIAM and his wife KATE MIDDLETON debuted their new baby yesterday on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital in London. He still doesn't have a name, by the way.
William told reporters, quote, "We are still working on a name, so we will have that as soon as we can. But it's the first time we've seen him really."
Asked which parent the child resembles, William said, quote, "He's got her looks, thankfully." He added that the kid has, quote, "way more" hair than he does.
And he said, quote, "He's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure. He's a big boy . . . he's quite heavy."
Kate called the experience "very emotional", adding, quote, "It's a moment that any parent having just given birth will know what this feeling feels like."
Jimmy Fallon And His Wife Are Parents
JIMMY FALLON'S wife Nancy Juvonen gave birth to a baby girl early yesterday morning. There's no word on a name. Their rep says they're, quote, "overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter."
This is the first child for Jimmy and Nancy . . . who runs the production company Flower Films with DREW BARRYMORE. Jimmy is 38, Nancy's 46.
Jimmy kept his wife's pregnancy under wraps, even while making jokes about the Royal Baby.
Penelope Cruz Had Her Baby
PENELOPE CRUZ gave birth to her baby on Monday . . . the same day as KATE MIDDLETON, which probably helped her and JAVIER BARDEM keep it under the radar.
Sources say Penelope had a girl, and the birth took place in Madrid. There's no word on a name. Penelope and Javier also have a 2-year-old son named Leonardo.
Kevin Smith Wants Quentin Tarantino to Star in His Movie About a Man Who Is Forcibly Turned Into a Walrus Through Surgery
KEVIN SMITH has written a screenplay called "Tusk". It's kind of like "Human Centipede", but with a crazy surgeon turning a guy into a WALRUS.
Last month on his podcast, Kevin started riffing and came up with the idea for a movie.
Well, in the month since then, Smith actually WROTE THE SCRIPT. And at Comic-Con last weekend, he called it, quote, "the most [effed-up], absurd movie ever." He also said he had a meeting lined up about financing it.
And here's the REAL kicker: For some reason, he wants QUENTIN TARANTINO to play the victim. And he even sent him a copy of the script.
Beyonce Sang "Halo" with Her Hair Stuck in a Fan
During her performance in Montreal on Monday night, BEYONCÉ sat down to perform her song "Halo". While she was singing, her hair got caught in a GIANT FAN that was just behind her.
The hair jammed the fan . . . so it wasn't pulling her in or anything. But she was basically stuck there.
Beyoncé calmly continued singing, while a team of roadies worked on freeing her hair. A crew member eventually had to CUT it out with SCISSORS.
After the show, Beyoncé had some fun with it, by writing some new, fan-related lyrics for "Halo", and posting them on Instagram.
The lyrics include: Quote, "Gravity can't begiiiiiin, to pull me out of the fan again. I felt my hair was yankiiiiiin', from the fan that's always hatiiiiiin'." (Instagram)
Britain's ROYAL BABY arrived yesterday . . . and it's a BOY. Which means that it looks like the next three fake rulers of England will be KINGS.
Unless QUEEN ELIZABETH outlives PRINCE CHARLES. And let's be honest . . . it's starting to look like that might happen.
They haven't released the baby's name yet, but oddsmakers are betting on James. And he'll be third in line to the throne, behind his grandfather Charles and his dad, PRINCE WILLIAM. That kicks nude billiards champion PRINCE HARRY to FOURTH.
The baby came out at 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Gave Birth to a Baby Girl Yesterday . . . And Gave Her a Beautiful but Impossible to Pronounce Name
HILLARY SCOTT and her husband Chris Tyrrell became first-time parents yesterday. Naturally, the world found out about it through social media.
Hillary Tweeted a picture of the baby's footprints and wrote, "She's here, and we are in heaven! Eisele Kaye, our beautiful angel, Happy Birthday!"
According to People.com, the baby's first name is pronounced Eyes-lee . . . like the Mos Eisley space port in the original "Star Wars". Eisele was her mother-in-law's maiden name, and Kaye is her mom's middle name.
Spike Lee is Trying to Fund His Next Movie Through Kickstarter
Here's how messed up the film industry is getting: If you're not making a bombastic action movie full of explosions, superheroes and / or giant robots, you're going to have trouble drumming up funding. Even if you're SPIKE LEE.
Spike is going the Kickstarter route to fund his new movie, which he says will be about, quote, "human beings who are addicted to blood." He adds, quote, "There's a lot of sex in it, too."
In a message on the Kickstarter page, he says, quote, "With the current climate in The Hollywood Studio System it's not an encouraging look for Independent Filmmakers.
"I'm not hating, just stating the facts. Super Heroes, Comic Books, 3D Special EFX, Blowing up the Planet Nine Times and Fly through the Air while Transforming is not my Thang."
Obviously, Spike knows people are getting cynical about these Kickstarter campaigns . . . especially when they're run by RICH CELEBRITIES.
But Spikes says every penny he collects will go on the screen, not in his pocket. In fact, he's not even taking an upfront fee.
He's trying to raise $1.25 million in a month. As of last night, he had over $50,000 pledged.
O.J. Simpson Is Not Going to Play a "Thinly Veiled Version of Himself" on Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" Show
O.J. SIMPSON is NOT in talks to join CHARLIE SHEEN'S FX sitcom, "Anger Management", despite what his people would have you believe.
Norman Pardo . . . O.J.'s so-called "promoter" . . . told the "New York Post" that he's pitched the idea to FX . . . and he said someone there told him, quote, "'Anger Management' with O.J. Simpson? That would be a perfect fit!"
Pardo added, quote, "O.J. would play a thinly veiled version of himself: A famous con who's pissed off about being unjustly incarcerated."
But a source from the network says this is NEVER going to happen.
Of course, one of the main obstacles is the fact that THE JUICE IS NOT LOOSE. O.J. is only five years into his 33-year sentence at a Nevada prison, and has four more years before he's even eligible for parole.
Lady Gaga is the Highest-Earning Celebrity Under 30
The unstoppable list-makers at Forbes.com have repurposed this year's financial data yet again . . . this time to make a list of the Highest-Earning Celebrities Under 30.
Despite being sidelined for several months due to hip surgery, LADY GAGA took the top spot, earning $80 MILLION over the past year. JUSTIN BIEBER came in second with $58 million . . . and TAYLOR SWIFT came in third with $55 million.
Here's the full list . . .
1. Lady Gaga, $80 million
2. Justin Bieber, $58 million
3. Taylor Swift, $55 million
4. DJ (slash) producer Calvin Harris, $46 million
5. Rihanna, $43 million
6. Katy Perry, $39 million
7. Jennifer Lawrence, $26 million
8. Adele, $25 million
9. (tie) Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, $22 million
Is "Glee" Going on Hiatus to Deal with Cory Monteith's Death?
"In Touch Weekly" says that "Glee" is going on hiatus to deal with CORY MONTEITH'S death.
A so-called "source" says that his character Finn Hudson had a central storyline at the beginning of the upcoming fifth season . . . so they have to do a lot of re-writing. That could push the premiere of the new season from September to November.
Did George Clooney Make a Play for Eva Longoria When He Was Still With Stacy Keibler?
GEORGE CLOONEY reportedly tried to get himself a piece of EVA LONGORIA . . . while he was still with STACY KEIBLER. But she DENIED him.
A source says, quote, "George told Eva that he was still with Stacy, but had plans to break up with her and was interested in being with Eva. [But she made] it clear to him that she would not date or be with him until he was completely single."
If this hookup is going to happen, it probably won't be soon. Eva is now dating Ernesto Arguello, from the canceled NBC reality show she produced, "Ready For Love".
A Drunken Andy Dick Fondled a Woman and Her Husband in the Hamptons
ANDY DICK was reportedly a DRUNKEN MESS at a party in the Hamptons last Friday night . . . and one woman who tried to help him out ended up being groped. And her husband did, too.
The woman tells the "New York Post" that Andy didn't even know where he was staying, and he had no cell phone or wallet. So she offered to take Andy to her house so he could sober up.
On the way there, Dick blasted her radio and grabbed the steering wheel while she was driving. When they got home Andy was belligerent to the woman and her husband. Then he got HANDSY.
The woman says, quote, "He grabbed my breast and said, 'You're so hot.'" Then he grabbed her husband's crotch and tried to kiss him.
They finally got Andy to sleep it off for a while. Then she took him back to the party. Before they parted, he asked her for $20. She didn't give it to him. She says, quote, "He's a tortured soul."
Ryan Reynolds Has Two New Movies in Theaters This Weekend
RYAN REYNOLDS has two new movies in theaters this weekend. He stars as the voice of a snail that gets super-speed in "Turbo", and he plays an undead cop in the supernatural action movie "R.I.P.D.". Here's what's new at the local multiplex . . .
1. "Turbo" (PG)
Ryan Reynolds is Turbo, a snail who dreams of being fast . . . and then gets his wish when he's exposed to nitrous oxide. Once Turbo gets super-powered speed, a human who "races" snails decides to enter him in an actual race . . . the Indy 500. Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Maya Rudolph voice some of the other snails.
2. "R.I.P.D." (PG-13) Trailer
Ryan Reynolds plays a cop killed in the line of duty and enlisted to become a member of the R.I.P.D., protecting the living from evil souls who refuse to move on in the afterlife. Kevin Bacon is the villain, and his old partner on the force. Jeff Bridges plays an Old West lawman who becomes Ryan's new partner in the afterlife, and Mary-Louise Parker is their boss at the Rest in Peace Department.
3. "Red 2" (PG-13) Trailer
Bruce Willis reunites his team of retired CIA operatives to keep a nuclear device from detonating in Russia. Anthony Hopkins is a scientist who's their best shot at diffusing it . . . even though he's been locked in an insane asylum for 32 years. John Malkovich and Helen Mirren are both in it. And Mary-Louise Parker is also back as Bruce's girlfriend. She's now got an old flame of his to worry about, a Russian agent played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.
4. "The Conjuring" (R) Trailer
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star in this horror movie as paranormal investigators called to help a family being terrorized by an entity at their farmhouse. Mackenzie Foy, who played as Bella and Edward's daughter Renesmee in "Twilight: Breaking Dawn", is one of the five daughters living there.
Ryan Reynolds Makes Fun of the Idea of a "Green Lantern" Sequel
If you're hoping for a "Green Lantern" sequel, you're not going to want to hear this: The idea of another "Green Lantern" movie is apparently a JOKE to RYAN REYNOLDS.
Ryan and JEFF BRIDGES were being interviewed to hype their new movie "R.I.P.D.", and Ryan was asked if he wanted to buy the domain name GreenLanternSequel.com.
He replied, quote, "I don't think you can sell that to anyone."
Cory Monteith Died from a Combination of Heroin and Alcohol
CORY MONTEITH died from a lethal combination of HEROIN AND ALCOHOL . . . primarily heroin.
But the British Columbia Coroner's Office says there's no evidence that his death was, quote, "anything other than a most sad and tragic accident."
Officials say Cory was out with three people the night before he died . . . one man and two women. All three cooperated in the investigation.
Cory returned to his Vancouver hotel room alone at about 2:15 in the morning Saturday, and that's when he took the heroin. He was found dead in the room later that day by hotel staff.
After the announcement, LEA MICHELE'S rep issued a statement saying, quote, "Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she's received from family, friends, and fans.
"Since Cory's passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together."
Meanwhile . . . a source says that Cory was doing well with his sobriety in the States . . . but when he'd return home to Vancouver, he'd fall back into his old habits with friends who were a bad influence.
At the same time, though, Radar Online says Cory attended AA meetings during his week there.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel Are Having a Boy
FERGIE and JOSH DUHAMEL are having a BOY. Josh revealed it during a taping of "Live! With Kelly and Michael". The episode airs today.
Kelly held up two onesies . . . one pink and one blue . . . and told him to pick. He grabbed the blue one.
Fergie is also officially changing her name to "Fergie Duhamel". Her birth name is Stacy Ann Ferguson.
Adam Levine is Engaged
MAROON 5 singer ADAM LEVINE is engaged to Victoria's Secret model BEHATI PRINSLOO. He's 34, she's 24. They started dating last year, but broke up for a while in the spring. Obviously, they're back together.
Adam's rep says, quote, "Adam Levine and his girlfriend Behati Prinsloo are excited to announce they are engaged to be married. The couple recently reunited and Adam proposed this weekend in Los Angeles."
John Mayer Now Has Rules to Follow If He Wants to Be With Katy Perry
If JOHN MAYER wants to make things work with KATY PERRY this time, he's going to have to follow some rules. According to "Life & Style Weekly", Katy took him back under certain conditions.
First off, he has to get rid of his old girlfriends' numbers . . . which he apparently hasn't done yet.
As an addendum to that rule, he has to STOP TEXTING THEM.
Also, Katy wants more DATE NIGHTS, and wants John to be more romantic.
It's Official: Jenny McCarthy Is Joining "The View"
After months of speculation, JENNY MCCARTHY has confirmed that she's joining "The View". Her first day is on September 9th . . . when the show launches its 17th season.
In a blog post, Jenny said, quote, "Yup, I'm doing 'The View'! . . . I might be moving from late night to daytime, but I'm just as fun with a mimosa as I am with a martini. I look forward to spiking your morning coffee on 'The View' for years to come."
Jenny was hosting a late-night show on VH1 . . . but it sounds like the network let her out of her contract so she could take this gig. The ratings for that show weren't great anyway.
BARBARA WALTERS released a statement saying, quote, "Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view."
Jenny has appeared on "The View" 17 times . . . including eight turns as a guest co-host.
Jenny will replace JOY BEHAR, who announced that she'd be leaving the show back in March. Joy's last day will come sometime next month.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK left the show last week. There's still no word who's replacing her . . . but there's been talk it could be BROOKE SHIELDS.
Alcohol and Other "Substances" Were Reportedly Found in Cory Monteith's Hotel Room
E! News says that "numerous amounts of alcohol" were found in the Vancouver hotel room where CORY MONTEITH died over the weekend. There were also other "substances", but there's no word yet what they were.
Meanwhile, on the night before Cory's body was found, he visited at least two Vancouver clubs . . . the Roxy and the Queen's Republic.
Authorities are trying to speed up toxicology tests so Cory's cause of death can be announced in the next few days.
Chris Brown's Probation Has Been Revoked . . . Will He Go to Prison?
CHRIS BROWN'S probation was revoked yesterday, and the end result COULD be a prison sentence of up to four years.
Brown was placed on five years' probation after he beat up RIHANNA back in 2009. But he was recently charged with hit and run and driving without a valid license, following a traffic incident in May.
And just being CHARGED with a crime is enough for a probation violation.
Chris maintains his innocence. He says he did everything right after the accident. And in fact, sources say the woman whose car he hit doesn't even want him prosecuted.
As for the driving without a license charge, Brown's attorney says he has a valid VIRGINIA license, so he's covered there, too.
Chris is free until his next hearing, which is on August 18th.
Katy Perry Named Her New Perfume After "Killer Queen" . . . Which Freddie Mercury Wrote About a High-Class Call Girl
KATY PERRY has named her new perfume KILLER QUEEN . . . after the QUEEN song of the same name. Apparently, the song had a profound impact on her as a teenager.
She says, quote, "FREDDIE MERCURY painted the lyrics of this woman who I wanted to be. She seemed very powerful, and she captivated a room when she walked in. I named [it] Killer Queen after those lyrics.
"I feel like, after all this time, it was appropriate to use that name in association with something I did. I feel like I'm falling, finally, into that woman Freddie painted."
So, uh, by the way . . . that woman Freddie painted . . . was a HOOKER. Literally.
In 1974, Freddie said, quote, "['Killer Queen'] is about a high-class call girl. I'm trying to say that classy people can be whores as well.
"That's what the song is about, although I'd prefer people to put their own interpretation upon it . . . to read into it what they like."
Kris Jenner Tricked People Into Tuning Into Her Show By Bringing on a North West Imposter Baby
KRIS JENNER had hinted that KIM KARDASHIAN's baby NORTH WEST would make her debut in public on her talk show.
Well, as it turns out, Kris did NOT feature North West and instead, brought out another child posing as a stunt double.
Kris said, "That would be kidnapping. I wouldn't do it to Kim—just give her some time and peace and she'll be out showing her off herself."
Teri Hatcher is Open to Doing a Desperate Housewives Movie
She tells the Sun, "I certainly would be up for it. I never felt like all the stories were done when it wrapped up. I felt like it still had life. Of course, they killed Mike. I don't know what the story would be for Susan and how she could divorce herself from the sadness of how that ended for her. Maybe the movie would be before Mike died."
Actor CORY MONTEITH was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday. He was only 31 years old.
Cory . . . who played Finn on "Glee" . . . was found by hotel staff at around noon, after he missed check-out time. He'd been dead for several hours.
There's no official word on the cause of death, and police say there were no signs of foul play. The obvious suspect here is a DRUG OVERDOSE.
Cory has talked about his substance abuse problems before, and even said his family held an intervention for him when he was 19. Earlier this year, he checked himself into rehab.
The night before his death, Cory was hanging out with friends in his room. Then they went out, and he returned early Saturday morning by himself.
Sources say Cory was in Vancouver to visit his mother.
Lea Michele Is Devastated by Cory Monteith's Death
Not surprisingly, CORY MONTEITH'S "Glee" co-star and real-life girlfriend LEA MICHELE is devastated by his death.
Her rep says, quote, "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time." A source adds that Lea is, quote, "absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable [and] devastated beyond belief."
The two of them were just photographed vacationing together in Mexico in May.
Jimmy Kimmel Got Married . . . And a Ton of Celebrities Were There
JIMMY KIMMEL and his girlfriend Molly McNearney got married Saturday at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa near Los Angeles. This is Jimmy's second marriage.
Check out the list of celebs who were there: Matt Damon and his wife Luciana, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard . . .
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, Johnny Knoxville, Kelly Ripa, Howard Stern and Gabourey Sidibe . . . who showed up in a WEDDING DRESS as a prank before changing into a normal red dress.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are Married
As expected, HALLE BERRY and OLIVIER MARTINEZ got married over the weekend. The ceremony went down on Saturday at a chateau in France. About 60 people attended. There's no word if any celebrities were there.
Jenny McCarthy is Dating Donnie Wahlberg
Here's a random celeb hookup: JENNY MCCARTHY is dating NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK stud DONNIE WAHLBERG.
(If it matters to you, Donnie likes to consider himself an actor now. He's currently playing a detective on the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods".)
A source says, quote, "They recently started dating and are having a lot of fun. They had a blast 4th of July hanging out with a bunch of their friends."
The romance apparently started back in March, when Donnie appeared on Jenny's VH1 series, "The Jenny McCarthy Show". They sucked on red lollipops together while discussing dirty talk in the bedroom.
Discussing the episode, Jenny said, quote, "It gets steamy. I mean like really steamy. Being turned on by a guy is always fun but to have it legitimately happen to you on TV is to be turned back into a 12-year-old."
Oprah Has Scored the First Post-Rehab Interview with Lindsay Lohan, and Is Giving Lindsay Her Own Show
OPRAH WINFREY has scored the FIRST post-rehab interview with LINDSAY LOHAN, who's expected to be a free woman again on July 31st. The interview will tape sometime next month, and will air shortly afterward on Oprah's OWN network.
So, how did Oprah land the interview? Well, for one, she's Oprah. But more interestingly, she's also giving Lindsay her own eight-episode show. It's being called a "documentary series," and it will premiere on OWN sometime next year.
There are no further details on the interview or the show at this time.
Demi Lovato Dissed Justin Bieber Twice During "X Factor" Auditions
During "X Factor" auditions last week, DEMI LOVATO dissed JUSTIN BIEBER. Twice.
It happened on Wednesday on the USC campus. First, a contestant was giving off a bad attitude, and Demi called him on it. First she told him the music industry already has too many artists with bad attitudes and then she added, quote, "We don't need another little punk running the streets."
Then, when another contestant did a great job singing the Bieber song "As Long As You Love Me", Demi told him, quote, "Well finally someone can sing the song the way it was meant to be sung."
(As I probably don't have to point out, Demi is best friends with Justin's on-again, off-again girlfriend SELENA GOMEZ.)
"Grown Ups 2" and "Pacific Rim" Couldn't Take Down "Despicable Me"
It was a close race at the box office this weekend, with just $6.5 million separating the first and third place movies. But "Despicable Me 2" took the top spot for the second week in a row, making another $44.8 million.
ADAM SANDLER'S "Grown Ups 2" took 2nd place with $42.5 million. That's nearly identical to the performance of the first "Grown Ups", which made $40.5 million in 2010.
And "Pacific Rim" came in third with $38.3 million. The movie reportedly cost $190 million to make . . . more than twice the budget of both "Grown Ups 2" and "Despicable Me 2". Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "Despicable Me 2", $44.8 million. Up to $229 million in its 2nd week.
2. (NEW) "Grown Ups 2", $42.5 million.
3. (NEW) "Pacific Rim", $38.3 million.
4. "The Heat", $14 million. Up to $112 million in its 3rd week.
15 Years After "Seinfeld", Jerry Seinfeld is Still the Top-Earning Comedian
It's been 15 years since "Seinfeld" ended, and JERRY SEINFELD still tops the list of the Highest-Earning Comedians. In fact, this is his third year in a row at #1.
And that's despite a $53 MILLION DROP in earnings since 2009.
You're probably thinking that the bulk of Jerry's money comes from "Seinfeld" royalties. But that's actually NOT true. Jerry made $32 million over the past year, and $27 million of that came from TOURING.
Following Jerry is TERRY FATOR, a ventriloquist who got his start by winning "America's Got Talent". He made $24 million over the past year.
In at #3 is arguably the LEAST-KNOWN comic on the list: Canadian-born RUSSELL PETERS. He's not that big in America yet, but thanks to a global following, he banked $21 million.
Check out the list . . .
1. Jerry Seinfeld, $32 million
2. Terry Fator, $24 million
3. Russell Peters, $21 million
4. Jeff Dunham, $19 million
5. Louis C.K., $16 million
6. Kevin Hart, $14 million
7. Larry the Cable Guy, $13 million
8. George Lopez, $12 million
9. (tie) Daniel Tosh and Gabriel Iglesias, $11 million
11. Ron White, $10 million
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Might Get Married in December
JENNIFER ANISTON and JUSTIN THEROUX are planning to marry in December according to the Daily Express.
A source tells the site, "Jen and Justin have gone back and forth on where to marry and whether to have a destination wedding so many times. Jen has always made it clear LA was her first choice and Justin has compromised and agreed to marry in California. Justin's reservations with LA are well known and he wanted to marry on the East Coast where his friends and much of his family is based, where he proposed to Jen and where he feels most comfortable."
Jen has not confirmed any wedding rumors so far.
Ryan Gosling is Taking a Stand . . . For Pigs
RYAN GOSLING is taking a stand for BREEDING PIGS in his native Canada. Specifically, he's asking breeders to stop using "gestation crates" . . . which are metal cages that hold the pigs so tightly they can't even turn around.
He says he hopes his efforts will someday keep the pork industry from, quote, "confining pigs for weeks at a time . . . something that I would never dream of doing to [my dog] George, and that no compassionate Canadian would ever do to any animal."
Just this past April, Ryan teamed up with PETA to ask dairy farmers to stop the practice of de-horning calves.
Adam Lambert is Joining "GLEE"
Former American Idol ADAM LAMBERT is joining the cast of Glee in the fall. There's no word on what his role would be.
He says, "Glee is really irresistible - it's charming... (It) really paints a picture of what it's like to be an arts kid in high school."
News of Lambert’s addition comes almost two weeks after a significant cast shakeup that saw the departure of series regulars Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Amber Riley (Mercedes), who are all said to possibly return in a guest star capacity.
NBC Is Cancelling "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"
NBC has announced that after two seasons, BETTY WHITE'S prank show "Off Their Rockers" is getting the axe. It was kind of like the show "Punk'd", but with old people punking young people.
When the show premiered last April, it pulled in 12 million viewers. But it's seen a ratings slide since then, and the season two finale this Tuesday only brought in about 4 million.
It sounds like the door's not TOTALLY closed yet though. The head of the show's production house told Deadline.com, quote, "The interest we have already received from other networks is a testament to the show."
Kanye West is Mad at Kris Jenner
RADAR Online and Celeb Dirty Laundry claim KANYE WEST isn't speaking to KRIS JENNER because she showed Matt Lauer a picture of his daughter, NORTH WEST.
A source tells the sites, ''He felt extremely disrespected and insulted by Matt and the direction the interview took in 2010…. He was outraged and disgusted that Kris showed Matt a picture of Nori and he is now refusing to speak to her."
Kim had supposedly called her mother, at Kanye’s direction, telling her not to show any pictures she had of Nori to anyone.
Listen to Some Paparazzi Scumbag Call Suri Cruise a Brat . . . and the Other B-word
There's a reason they get called "paparazzi SCUMBAGS" sometimes. SURI CRUISE is seven years old, and she's spent her entire life being hounded by these guys.
And so yesterday, as she and her mom KATIE HOLMES were trying to get past them and to their car in New York, she kind of lost it. She started yelling stuff like, "Stop it!" and "Get out of the way!"
And remember, this is Suri doing the yelling, not Katie.
Well, as Suri was getting into her car, one of these morons yelled, quote, "Bye, Suri, you little brat!"
Another photographer heard that and told the guy it wasn't cool . . . but he responded by calling Suri that OTHER B-word. Although he only said it to the guy he was arguing with, not to Suri or Katie.
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler Broke Up Over the Phone
Sources say GEORGE CLOONEY and STACY KEIBLER broke up over the phone, and it was a mutual decision, because they just weren't seeing enough of each other. They also talked about remaining friends, but we all know how that goes.
One source says they hadn't had sex in MONTHS . . . because he's in Europe making a movie, and she's in L.A. hosting a show for Lifetime.
Did Lamar Odom Have an Affair?
The rarely-reliable "Star" tabloid says that it may be over between KHLOE KARDASHIAN and LAMAR ODOM . . . because he allegedly had an affair with a woman he met at a strip club.
Her name is Jennifer Richardson, and Lamar supposedly met her in January of 2012 at a D.C. strip joint called the Stadium Club, back when he was playing for the Dallas Mavericks.
It's not clear if SHE was a stripper, but they ended up in a booth together, with him rubbing her feet.
Then they went back to Lamar's hotel room, where they basically did everything BUT go all the way. They also formed an EMOTIONAL connection, and even though it was 11 months before they saw each other again, it remained intact.
They had an affair that lasted the next several months, with Lamar flying Jennifer first-class to his away games and putting her up in five-star hotels. At this point he was playing for the Clippers.
Jennifer claims they even had a threesome with Lamar and another woman.
That was on the morning of Christmas Eve, and hours later, Lamar was at the Kardashian Christmas party . . . although at one point he snuck off to a private room to have PHONE SEX with Jennifer.
Jennifer says Lamar often complained not just about Khloe, but about her family. Whenever he'd leave her, he'd say, quote, "I have to go be a Kardashian now."
The "Star" says Khloe kicked Lamar out of the house in January, but took him back. The affair continued, though, and on June 8th, Lamar moved out.
Jennifer supposedly has PROOF of the affair, in the form of airline tickets, game tickets and other mementos. But Khloe's rep says it never happened.
"Two and a Half Men" Is Replacing the Half-Man with a Lesbian Daughter
We'd already heard that "Two and a Half Men" would be gaining a WOMAN next season . . . specifically, a long-lost daughter of Charlie Sheen's character.
But now we know a little more about her. According to reports, she's 21 years old, gorgeous, and a lot like her dad . . . even when it comes to women, because she's also a LESBIAN.
According to E! News, she'll start out as a recurring character, but could become a series regular eventually.
The part hasn't been cast yet, but whoever gets it will essentially be replacing Jon Cryer's son on the show, played by Angus T. Jones.
In November, Angus . . . who's deeply religious . . . famously bashed the show in an online video, calling it "filth" and asking fans to stop watching it. He's not expected to leave the show entirely, but he probably won't be a regular next season.
Vin Diesel is Teasing an "Avengers 2" Role Again
VIN DIESEL recently said that Marvel had requested a meeting with him . . . which led to speculation that he's going to be in "Avengers 2". Well, things got a little less speculative yesterday.
Vin posted a picture on Facebook of himself at Marvel's offices, standing in front of a poster-sized version of an old "Avengers" comic book cover.
He included the caption, "Marvel meeting today. Only the people in the room can tell you what was discussed.
"P.s. Thanks to Our page, for pushing to make it happen... you know I get tunnel vision with my work... and after that meeting today... wow!"
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gave an Emotional Farewell on Her Last Episode of "The View"
ELISABETH HASSELBECK gave an emotional farewell on her last episode of "The View" yesterday.
She's joining the Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends" in September and replacing Gretchen Carlson, who's getting her own show.
Elisabeth started by thanking the crew. Then she moved on to WHOOPI GOLDBERG, who she called "one of the most talented artists on this planet."
Adding, quote, "But you are even more loving than you are talented. You are walking unconditional love." At that point, you could tell Whoopi was struggling not to cry.
To JOY BEHAR, Elisabeth said that despite their political arguments and disagreements over the past ten years, she has a, quote, "insane amount of respect" for her.
SHERRI SHEPHERD was ABSENT from the show yesterday, and Elisabeth jokingly referred to it as a "protest" before saying that even when Sherri's not by her side, she knows she's always with her in spirit.
BARBARA WALTERS . . . who was probably the MOST emotional of the bunch . . . had to fight off some tears when Elisabeth turned to her and explained the impact she's had on her as a broadcaster.
Quote, "I feel as though I have attended the Barbara Walters School of Broadcasting, [and] I have my master's."
Elisabeth said that two nights ago, she did the math and figured out that over the past ten years, she and Barbara have worked more than 3,000 days alongside each other.
Elisabeth actually held it together through most of her goodbye, and didn't well up until Whoopi started talking about how much she's appreciated her as a co-host, adding that she's also been a, quote, "really good friend."
Elisabeth also thanked the fans, saying that, quote, "The past ten years have been nothing short of extraordinary, and I whole-heartedly wish the next person or co-host that sits here an extraordinary set of years of their own."
Speaking of that . . . BROOKE SHIELDS is supposedly leading the pack of potential replacements.
But Barbara addressed that rumor by telling Elisabeth she'll leave a big void on the show, but that, quote, "we are NOT going to be filling it very soon. We have plenty of guest hosts."
A Man Carrying a "Taylor Swift is Satan" Sign Was Arrested at Her Concert on Saturday
A man was arrested at TAYLOR SWIFT'S concert on Saturday in Pittsburgh . . . after he posted death threats about her on Facebook and then brought a sign to her concert that said, "Taylor Swift is Satan."
Taylor's security team was tipped off after seeing the Facebook posts, so they passed it along to the police at the concert. When the cops saw Joseph Jackson holding the sign they asked about the death threats . . . and he went off on a rant.
He said, quote, "Taylor Swift is Satan and that 6,000 years is six days and death comes on the sixth day, so Taylor Swift is in danger." (???) Jackson was arrested and forced to undergo a mental evaluation.
Nick Cannon Says Mariah Carey's Dislocated Shoulder Was Actually Pretty Serious . . . and She Also Cracked a Rib
It sounds like MARIAH CAREY'S dislocated shoulder was actually a little more serious than it sounded at first.
She injured it when she slipped during a music video shoot in New York on Sunday, which her husband NICK CANNON was directing.
Nick was on the "Today" show yesterday to talk up the reboot of his MTV show "Wild 'N Out", and revealed that Mariah also CHIPPED A BONE in her shoulder and cracked a RIB.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Got Together in Canada
Despite all the breakup rumors, MILEY CYRUS and LIAM HEMSWORTH were spotted together in Canada the other day. He's there shooting a movie and she showed up for a visit.
Sources say the first thing they did was go to his room . . . and stay there for 24 hours.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is Leaving "The View" and Heading to Fox News
ELISABETH HASSELBECK is officially leaving "The View". The move was announced yesterday, but it's been rumored for months . . . and according to "Us Weekly", TODAY is her last episode.
She won't be off your TV for long though. Fox News has announced she'll be joining the morning show "Fox & Friends" in mid-September . . . which makes sense, because ABC reportedly wanted to replace her for not testing well with "The View's" mostly left-leaning audience.
She'll be replacing current "Fox & Friends" co-host Gretchen Carlson, who's getting her own one-hour daytime series.
Back in March, Barbara Walters DENIED that Elisabeth was being replaced, saying there were, quote, "no plans for Elisabeth to leave." But now it sounds like everyone was just trying to save face.
Yesterday, Barbara confirmed Elisabeth's exit, saying quote, "We have had ten wonderful years with Elisabeth, and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good."
Elisabeth also put out a statement saying she's been a longtime fan of "Fox & Friends", and that it's a, quote, "honor to call the Fox News Channel my new television home."
Earlier this week, there was talk that Elisabeth would be replaced by Brooke Shields, who's been a guest host on "The View" several times. But there's no official word yet on whether that's happening or not.
Next month, Joy Behar is also stepping down, and the leading candidate to replace her is Jenny McCarthy. Barbara is set to retire NEXT summer.
Nicki Minaj Won't Work Out . . . Because She Loses Her Boobs
If you've ever wanted to know NICKI MINAJ'S workout routine, here it is: NOTHING.
She tells "Marie Claire" magazine, quote, "I don't work out. I hate it. I don't mean to sound super lazy. I tried it for a time. I lost my boobs.
"When I feel I need to lose weight, I just change what I eat. I cut out carbs and sugar. I'll do water and protein and fruit. But I do think that you should work out. My doctor tells me that and I get it. Do cardio."
Mariah Carey Dislocated Her Shoulder on the Set of a New Music Video
MARIAH CAREY was hospitalized on Sunday after hurting herself on the set of a new music video.
Mariah was filming at a pizza joint in downtown Manhattan and dislocated her shoulder . . . reportedly when she lost her footing while walking around in high heels.
Her husband Nick Cannon was directing the video, which is for the new Young Jeezy remix of her song, "Beautiful".
According to Mariah's rep, doctors at the emergency room reset her shoulder, she's recovering at home, and she'll be fine. In fact, she's still planning to perform at the big Hurricane Sandy Relief concert in Central Park this Saturday.
Jay-Z Says His New Album Is Probably His Fourth Best?
Every time an artist puts out a new album, they ALWAYS talk about how it's the best thing they've ever done. So it's kind of refreshing when you DON'T hear that.
Yesterday, JAY-Z did a live Q&A session on Twitter, and he didn't even put "Magna Carta Holy Grail" in his top THREE.
When a fan asked if he thinks the album is his best work yet, Jay-Z responded that it might be his FOURTH-BEST, saying it's quote, "Hard to beat ["Reasonable Doubt"], ["The Blueprint"], [and] ["The Black Album"]. It can fight for 4th. #factsonly."
"Magna Carta Holy Grail" was released early to Samsung Galaxy users last week, but it officially hits stores today.
Now the Obamas Are on Amanda Bynes' Ugly List
The list of people AMANDA BYNES has called "ugly" on Twitter just grew by two. Yesterday she Tweeted, quote, "Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!"
For those keeping score, the Ugly List also includes Drake, Rihanna, Zac Efron, Lance Bass, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Jenny McCarthy, Courtney Love . . . plus her own father and sister.
Meanwhile, it sounds like Amanda is in the process of getting another nose job.
Rihanna Tried to Hit the Beach in Poland, and a Huge Group of Fans Showed Up to See Her in a Bikini
RIHANNA was in Poland in the middle of her world tour this weekend, and tried to hit the beach on Sunday. But on top of the normal paparazzi that follow her around, a huge crowd of FANS lined up to catch a glimpse of her in a bikini.
And Rihanna wasn't happy about it, tweeting, quote, "Tried to have a beach day. That was a FAIL!"
She also set up a barricade of three huge umbrellas to block everyone's view, and saying it made her feel, quote, "caged in like [an effing] animal."
Michael Jackson's Son Prince Is Now a Blue Belt in Jiu Jitsu
Michael Jackson's son, PRINCE JACKSON could probably now kick your butt.
He mastered 34 different moves and earned his blue belt in Jiu Jitsu.
Miley Cyrus Fans Want 'Party in the USA' To Be Our National Anthem
MILEY CYRUS fans have started a petition to change America's National Anthem from 'The Star Spangled Banner' to 'Party in the USA'. Seriously.
The petition needs 100,000 signatures by August 1st to be considered by the White House.
One fan blogged: 'Obama please make Miley Cyrus' 'Party in the USA' our national anthem. It is what is best for this country.'