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.