Jennifer Lopez Isn't Sure If She'll Be Back on "American Idol" Next Year
JENNIFER LOPEZ still hasn't decided if she wants to return for another season of "American Idol". On "Ellen" yesterday, she said, quote, "I really do enjoy it . . . now this is my second year . . . I don't know if I can go for a third year.
--"I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down, which was nice the first year with the babies being three, but now they're getting more mobile, they're about to go into school . . . so I just don't know."
The "America's Got Talent" Premiere Was Down in the Ratings, Despite Howard Stern
There was a lot of hype over HOWARD STERN'S debut on "America's Got Talent" Monday night. And for the most part, he delivered. But none of that translated into ratings.
--According to the early numbers, the two-hour premiere had 10.5 million viewers. That's down almost 5 MILLION from last year's premiere, which attracted 15.3 million viewers. It was also below last year's season average of 11.8 million viewers.
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Will Be An All Star Show This Fall
TOM BERGERON made a BIG announcement last night about. There will be an ALL STAR DWTS in the fall.
--They will bring back contestants from past seasons, including "former champions, finalists, fan favorites and some controversial celebrities."
--SPOILER: The finals next week will be between Katherine and Mark, William and Cheryl, and Donald and Peta, and will include the much-anticipated "freestyle dance."
Ryan Seacrest Bought Ellen and Portia's Old House . . . After They Bought Brad and Angelina's Old Place
RYAN SEACREST threw down $37 million to buy ELLEN DEGENERES and PORTIA DE ROSSI'S Beverly Hills mansion. It was originally on the market for $49 million.
--Ellen and Portia bought the place from one of the co-creators of "Will & Grace". It's where they got married . . . and Ryan was a guest at the wedding.
--Ellen and Portia sold it because they just paid $12 million to buy a beachfront spread in Malibu from BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE.
--Ryan's new digs are HUGE. The estate includes a 9,200 square foot main house, two guest houses and a separate, three-bedroom house.
Tom Cruise Will Never Have Plastic Surgery
TOM CRUISE is in AMAZING shape for a man who'll be 50 in July. And he's got the face of a man 20 years younger. So you might be surprised to know that none of the credit goes to plastic surgery.
--In an interview with "Playboy" magazine, Tom says he hasn't had surgery, and, quote, "I never would."
--Here's his secret . . . quote, "I'm always with family. I train, go without sleep. I just go hard."
--Elsewhere in the interview, Tom talks about NOT talking about Scientology. He says, quote, "If I don't talk about my religion, if I say I'm not discussing it or different humanitarian things I'm working on, they're like, 'He's avoiding it.'
--"If I do talk about it, it becomes, 'Oh, he's proselytizing.'"
--He also drops some LOVE BOMBS on his wife KATIE HOLMES. He says, quote, "She's an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you'd see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity."
--He adds that she's, quote, "funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better."
Robert Downey Jr. Could Make $50 Million Off "The Avengers" . . . While Everybody Else is Getting Just a Few Million
The "Hollywood Reporter" says ROBERT DOWNEY JR. COULD make $50 MILLION from "The Avengers".
--Why? Because after the first "Iron Man" was a hit, Downey's reps renegotiated his deal so that he gets a cut of the profits on any movie in which he plays the character.
--And none of the other Avengers are getting anything even close. Chris "Thor" Hemsworth, Chris "Captain America" Evans,Mark "Hulk" Ruffalo and Jeremy "Hawkeye" Renner only got between $2 million and $3 million.
--Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson got TWICE that, because they have deals to appear in several of the upcoming Marvel superhero movies.
Did Angelina Jolie Buy Brad Pitt a Helicopter?
The "New York Post" says that ANGELINA JOLIE shelled out $1.6 million on a helicopter and flying lessons for BRAD PITT.
--A source says, quote, "They've had a helicopter pad installed in the grounds of their south of France home, Chateau Miraval, so Ange thought it would be nice to buy Brad a helicopter as a surprise present."
--If this is a birthday present, it's a seriously early one. Brad's birthday isn't until December. Maybe it's an ENGAGEMENT gift?