Drew Barrymore Has Given Birth
DREW BARRYMORE gave birth to a baby girl last Wednesday. This is the first child for Drew and her husband Will Kopelman, an art consultant she married in June. (--Drew is 37, Will is 35.)
--The baby's name is Olive Barrymore Kopelman.
Christina Aguilera Never Said Any of That Stuff About Being a "Fat Girl"
Remember that stuff CHRISTINA AGUILERA said about being a "fat girl", and telling people in the entertainment industry that they're just going to have to deal with it? Well, she never said it.
--Her rep says, "The quotes are 100% false."
Oprah Winfrey Tops the List of the Highest-Paid Women in Entertainment
Forbes.com has released its list of the Highest-Paid Women in Entertainment . . . and OPRAH WINFREY tops it, earning $165 million in the year between May of 2011 and May of 2012.
--Next year, Oprah probably won't be that high. There's no more revenue from "The Oprah Winfrey Show", which she took off the air last year. And she has yet to take a salary from her OWN TV channel.
--Her only sources of income now are the shows she produces, like "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray" . . . plus "O" magazine and her satellite radio station. She has a net worth of $2.7 billion, though, so she'll be okay.
--Here are the 10 Highest-Paid Women in Entertainment, and what they earned over that same one-year period . . .
#1.) Oprah Winfrey, $165 million
#2.) Britney Spears, $58 million
#3.) Taylor Swift, $57 million
#4.) (tie) Ellen DeGeneres and Rihanna, $53 million
#6.) (tie) Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, $52 million
#8.) (tie) Gisele Bundchen, Katy Perry and Judge Judy, $45 million
Katy Perry Will Mark What Would Have Been Her Second Wedding Anniversary With a Party
October 23rd would have been KATY PERRY and RUSSELL BRAND'S second wedding anniversary. So what's Katy doing to mark the occasion? She's having a party.
--A source says, quote, "Katy has been dreading October 23rd for weeks now and has been trying to think of ways to turn it into something positive.
--"It's her birthday two days later and the last thing she wanted to do was spend that week depressed and miserable, which would then mean not doing anything to celebrate her birthday.
--"She has decided to call it her divorce party and it will be a day of doing what she loves with her favorite people."
America's Favorite Singing Competition Judge Is . . . Blake Shelton?
iHeartRadio recently conducted a poll to determine America's favorite singing competition show judge. It included the judges from"American Idol", "The Voice", "X Factor" and "Duets".
--"The Voice" scored FOUR of the Top Five spots. Somewhat surprisingly, BLAKE SHELTON came in at #1, with 20.7% of the vote . . . and neither SIMON COWELL nor RANDY JACKSON made the list.
--Here's the Top 10, along with the percentage of the vote they received.
1.) Blake Shelton, "The Voice", 20.7%
2.) Adam Levine, "The Voice", 15.8%
3.) Mariah Carey, "American Idol", 10.4% . . . Even though she hasn't even started yet.
4.) Cee Lo Green, "The Voice", 10.2%
5.) Christina Aguilera, "The Voice", 9.6%
6.) Keith Urban, "American Idol", 9.4% . . . He hasn't even started yet, either.
7.) Kelly Clarkson, "Duets", 7.9%
8.) Britney Spears, "X Factor", 5.8%
9.) Nicki Minaj, "American Idol", 5.1% . . . She hasn't even started yet.
10.) Demi Lovato, "X Factor", 5.1%
"Family Guy" Creator Seth MacFarlane Will Host the Oscars
This just in: Everyone wants "Family Guy" creator SETH MACFARLANE to host EVERYTHING.
--The Academy has announced that Seth will host the OSCARS on February 24th. Last month, he hosted "Saturday Night Live", and presented at the Emmys. He also hosted Comedy Central's CHARLIE SHEEN roast a while back.
--Seth posted a scripted video of him announcing the news to his dad, who seemed more interested in giving Seth some of his old, "barely-used" swimming trunks.
Taylor Swift Says John Mayer is "Presumptuous" For Thinking "Dear John" Was About Him
Not long ago, JOHN MAYER put TAYLOR SWIFT on blast for supposedly writing the song "Dear John" about their failed relationship. He called it, quote, "cheap songwriting" and "a really lousy thing for her to do."
--Well, in the new issue of "Glamour" magazine, Taylor makes it clear that the song might not even be about John in the first place. She says, quote, "How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about."
--She also says she purposely never read what John said about her or the song . . . quote, "I know it wasn't good, so I don't want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can't handle."
--She adds, quote, "It's not that I'm this egomaniac and I don't want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I've never developed that thick a skin. So I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else.
--"If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are."
--There's no doubt that Taylor's songs ARE about her life . . . and many of them are about past relationships. And in a separate interview, she defended that writing method.
--She said, quote, "Well, it's not like it's in fine print. But music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. It's not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it."