Did Liam Hemsworth Cheat on Miley Cyrus with January Jones?
The "Star" tabloid claims LIAM HEMSWORTH messed around on MILEY CYRUS with "Mad Men" star JANUARY JONES at a pre-Oscar party over the weekend.
--Liam showed up at the party stag, and witnesses say he and January were getting cozy for much of the night.
--A source says, quote, "It looked like they had some hot chemistry. They were all over each other . . . and they even kissed!"
--To make matters worse, they left TOGETHER . . . in the same car. And we can actually verify that part of the story, because there are pictures.
A Female One Direction Fan Threw a Shoe at Harry Styles' Crotch During a Show . . . Because She Wanted Something of Hers to Touch Him
A female ONE DIRECTION fan threw her shoe at HARRY STYLES during their concert in Scotland on Tuesday night . . . and it hit him in the CROTCH. Well, at least the second one did.
--During a break between songs, a shoe was tossed onstage. Harry picked it up, and that's when another shoe came up and nailed him right in the crotch.
--Harry bent over and collapsed to the ground. After a few moments, he stood up . . . did a few stretches . . . and was ready to go again.
Wedding Related Rumors: Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston and Neil Patrick Harris
#1.) MATT DAMON and Luciana Barroso got married eight years ago in a small, city hall ceremony. And now, the "New York Post" says they're planning the big, blow-out party they never had.
--They've reportedly sent out "save the date" cards for friends for some kind of destination re-wedding. It's supposedly happening in April, but there's no word where. They're telling guests not to bring their kids.
#2.) Here we go again with the JENNIFER ANISTON marriage rumors. "People" magazine says she's marrying JUSTIN THEROUX shortly after she finishes filming her latest movie on March 8th.
#3.) The "National Enquirer" claims that NEIL PATRICK HARRIS has called off his wedding to DAVID BURTKA, after they got into a huge fight.
--Neil had already said this is NOT true. He tweeted, “The Nat Enq is cray cray. We've never had a wedding date, just engaged (Prop 8 and all). We're on a cruise as I write. He's rad. All good.”
Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock Might Tour Together
If you're a fan of stand-up comedy, this may blow your mind: DAVE CHAPPELLE and CHRIS ROCK are talking about going on tour together.
--Chappelle made a surprise appearance at a club called The Comedy Cellar in New York City on Tuesday night. After doing a 45-minute set, Rock jumped onstage, and the two of them riffed for another hour.
--When the subject of touring came up, Chappelle said, quote, "After next Tuesday, I'm free for like 11 years." Rock added that he'd be free to do some dates by Halloween.
--Obviously, nothing is definite yet
Tina Fey Says She Won't Host the 2014 Oscars
SETH MACFARLANE says he’ll never host the Oscars again. Well, now TINA FEY says she isn’t interested either.
--She says, quote, "I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman . . . the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone . . . no way."
--Asked if there was even a SLIGHT chance she'd do it, she said, quote, "I wish I could tell you there was."
The Oscar Rundown: "Argo" Won Best Picture and Jennifer Lawrence Won Best Actress
After being denied a Best Actor nomination, BEN AFFLECK got a little justice when "Argo" won Best Picture at last night's Oscars. Ben fought back tears during his acceptance speech.
--"Argo" also won for Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
--ANG LEE won Best Director for "Life of Pi".
--JENNIFER LAWRENCE was a surprise winner for Best Actress, for "Silver Linings Playbook". DANIEL DAY-LEWIS surprised no one by winning Best Actor for "Lincoln".
--As you probably noticed, Jennifer FELL on her way up the stairs to pick up her award.
--QUENTIN TARANTINO won Best Original Screenplay for "Django Unchained" . . . and CHRISTOPH WALTZ won a second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in that film.
--And ANNE HATHAWAY won Best Supporting Actress for "Les Miserables".
Are Kim and Kanye Having a Girl?
This isn't official, but it's been all over the web this weekend: KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST are having a girl. A so-called "source" says, quote, "Kanye always wanted a girl."
Kanye West Is Cool with Jay-Z . . . but He's Not Feelin' Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake's New "Suit & Tie" Song
KANYE WEST and JAY-Z are close, but that won't stop Kanye from dissing Jay-Z's latest work with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.
--Kanye went on another one of his infamous long, maniacal rants during a show in London over the weekend . . . and he went after money-obsessed "business people," corporations, the Grammys, and Justin and Jay-Z's "Suit & Tie".
--He said, quote, "I got love for Hov, but I ain't [effin] with that 'Suit & Tie'."
--By the way, Justin and Jay-Z are doing 12 shows together this summer. They announced the dates over the weekend. They run from July 17th in Toronto through August 16th in Miami.
--Sadly, Lucas Oil Stadium is not on the tour. The closest the tour gets is Soldier Field in Chicago.
The 20 Artists Who Made the Most Money Last Year
"Billboard" has released their annual "Music Moneymakers" list, which ranks the artists who raked in the most money last year.
--The final estimates include album sales, digital music sales, streaming video and music, ringtones, publishing royalties, and revenue from touring . . . which is where the big money comes from these days.
--They only count U.S. music sales and touring revenue, so anyone who spent a lot of last year touring abroad won't have that income added.
--Merchandise sales and sponsorships weren't included either, because there wasn't enough information available to make it consistent across the board.
--In the end, MADONNA was #1, with an estimated net income of $34.6 million. TAYLOR SWIFT topped last year's list, with $35.7 million. Taylor was 15th this time, with $12.7 million . . . and that's without her having any touring income.
--Here are the Top 20 Music Moneymakers:
1.) Madonna, $34.6 million
2.) Bruce Springsteen, $33.4 million
3.) Roger Waters, $21.2 million
4.) Van Halen, $20.2 million
5.) Kenny Chesney, $19.1 million
6.) Dave Matthews Band, $18.9 million
7.) Tim McGraw, $18.3 million
8.) Jason Aldean, $17.6 million
9.) Coldplay, $17.3 million
10.) Justin Bieber, $15.9 million
11.) Adele, $13.9 million . . . Like Taylor Swift, she didn't have any concert income.
Shia LaBeouf Quit a Play Because He Couldn't Get Along With Alec Baldwin
Here's a shocker: SHIA LABEOUF and ALEC BALDWIN were cast in a play together, and they couldn't get along.
--Earlier this week, it was announced that SHIA LABEOUF had left a Broadway production called "Orphans" over, quote, "creative differences". But it turns out the only differences he had were with his co-star, ALEC BALDWIN.
--Shia went on Twitter to clear the air about why he left the play.
--He posted an email from the play's director, Daniel Sullivan, which read, quote, " You're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are.
--"You two are incompatible. I should have known it. This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn't get it."
--This was in response to an email Shia had sent in which he went off about what it means to be a man. It included this . . . quote, "A man can tell you he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to.
--"He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologize, even if sometimes it's just to put an end to the bickering."
--At the end of it he added, quote, "Alec, I'm sorry for my part of a dis-agreeable situation." (--You can see both emailshere.)
--Then Shia posted an email that Alec sent to him, saying, quote, "I've been through this before. It's been awhile. And perhaps some of the particulars are different.
--"But it comes down to the fact that what we all do now is critical. Perhaps especially for you. I don't have an unkind word to say about you. You have my word."
--Shia responded to that one by saying, quote, "Same. Be well. Good luck on the play. You'll be great."
Justin Bieber Went to a Justin Timberlake Show With a Girl . . . And Selena Gomez May Be After Country Singer Hunter Hayes
The Brit Awards went down earlier this week. They're England's version of the Grammys. JUSTIN BIEBER was in town for the show. And when it was over, he hit up an after-party where JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was performing.
--But he didn't go alone. He took a British singer named ELLA-PAIGE with him. There's no word if they went as friends . . . or more. But apparently, she's good friends with a stylist who's touring with Justin.
--Meanwhile, "Life & Style Weekly" says that SELENA GOMEZ has her sights set on HUNTER HAYES . . . a country singer who once opened for Selena's good friend TAYLOR SWIFT.
--A source says, quote, "[They] flirted and traded phone numbers!"
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane Are Getting Divorced
JOSH BROLIN and DIANE LANE are getting divorced, after eight years of marriage.
--Josh and Diane were introduced by Josh's stepmother BARBRA STREISAND in 2002. They got married in August of 2004.
--Four months later, Josh was arrested for DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. His rep called it a "misunderstanding", and Diane didn't press charges.
--This past New Year's Eve, Josh was arrested for public intoxication in Santa Monica.
--In 2008, Brolin, actor JEFFREY WRIGHT and five crewmembers from their movie "W" were arrested for fighting at a bar in Shreveport, Louisiana. Charges against all seven men were eventually dropped.
--Josh and Diane have no children together, but Josh has a son and a daughter from his previous marriage to actress ALICE ADAIR. Diane has a daughter from her marriage to THE HIGHLANDER HIMSELF, CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT.
Next Week's "Law & Order: SVU" Was Inspired by Rihanna and Chris Brown
Next week's "Law & Order: SVU" features a storyline that was obviously inspired by RIHANNA and CHRIS BROWN.
--Two young, black pop stars are in a volatile relationship. He's accused of beating her up . . . but then, in a twist that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser, he mysteriously ends up DEAD.
Wednesday was RIHANNA'S 25th birthday. It was also the day that NBC aired its first promo for next week's episode.
--Meanwhile, Rihanna posted a ton of photos on Instagram of her birthday celebration . . . which included a pot-themed cake and, of course, some cuddling with Chris.
"Star" Claims Britney Spears Doesn't Even Sing on Her Own Albums
Recently, there was some speculation that BRITNEY SPEARS didn't sing her new track with WILL.I.AM.
--Now, "Star" magazine claims Britney doesn't even sing on HER OWN ALBUMS anymore . . . or at least, it isn't ALL her.
--They talked to a guy named Murray Langston, who's the father of singer MYAH MARIE. He claims she recorded seven of the songs on Britney's most recent album, "Femme Fatale". He says, quote, "Myah can sound just like her. She has a knack."
--He adds that Myah was paid just $1,000 for each of the songs. According to the Internet, Myah was one of Britney's background singers . . . so that explains her being on the payroll.
--But Myah herself denies being more than that.
--She reportedly says, quote, "I [had] the opportunity to provide background vocals for Britney on a small number of her most recent works, [but] I most certainly cannot take credit for her tremendous talent as a singer.
--"She is a veritable 'living legend' with a longstanding reputation for excellence in all aspects of her artistry. She is my idol and I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for her."
--Britney's camp hasn't commented.
Lady Gaga Has Had Hip Surgery
LADY GAGA has gone under the knife. Yesterday morning, she Tweeted, quote, "Going in for surgery now. Thank you so much for sending me love and support. I will be dreaming of you."
--There has been no update from her rep but she did tweet a couple times after the surgery so it sounds like all went well.
--Last week, Lady Gaga was forced to cancel the remaining dates on her tour after being diagnosed with a "labral tear of the right hip," which was caused by "strenuous repetitive movements in her performances."
Will Kris Jenner Have Surgery for an Incontinence Condition?
KRIS JENNER has a bit of an embarrassing medical condition according to the National Enquirer.
--A source says she tried exercising to cure her incontinence condition. “Kris tried the exercises, but nothing helped. In fact, the problem steadily got worse.” The source says she’s been wearing adult diapers.
--Kris has reportedly decided to go forward with a surgery in the next few weeks so that she can be fully recuperated by the time her new talk show on FOX debuts this summer.
Scarlett Johansson is Not Engaged
Yesterday some pictures surfaced of SCARLETT JOHANSSON walking around New York City with her boyfriend, wearing a big diamond on her left ring finger. But it turns out it doesn't mean what we thought it meant.
--Scarlett's rep says, quote, "Scarlett is absolutely not engaged."
The Oscars are Not the "Academy Awards" Any More
Are you planning on watching the "85th Annual Academy Awards" on Sunday? Well, good luck finding that show, because IT NO LONGER EXISTS. At least for this year.
--The Academy decided to "rebrand" the show by just calling it "The Oscars". But the Academy says, quote, "[This decision is] right for this show, but we could easily go back to using 'Academy Awards' next year."
MARIO LOPEZ and his wife COURTNEY MAZZA are expecting their second child.
--Mario made the announcement on "Extra" last night by bringing out their 2-year-old daughter Gia, who was wearing a shirt that read, "Big Sister Gia".
--He said, quote, "I am the happiest father in the world. We cannot wait to welcome baby Lopez number two into our lives." Courtney is due in September.
Kristen Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker and Eight Other Actresses Who Turn Men Off
KRISTEN STEWART has earned the top spot in the list of Actresses Who Turn Men Off.
--The people who conducted the poll said, quote, "This shows that sexiness is far more than appearance.
--"Men were turned off by volatile and moody actresses as well as ice queens. And they don't want to see unhealthily skinny starlets on the big screen."
--Here's the Top 10:
#1.) Kristen Stewart
#2.) Sarah Jessica Parker
#3.) Lindsay Lohan
#4.) Denise Richards
#5.) Kirsten Dunst
#6.) Mischa Barton
#7.) Hilary Swank
#8.) Lucy Liu
#9.) Tilda Swinton
#10.) Uma Thurman
Keith Urban's Pastor Would Quit His Job If Keith and Nicole Kidman Ever Broke Up
For some reason, Celebuzz asked KEITH URBAN'S Nashville pastor to weigh-in on Keith and NICOLE KIDMAN'S marriage. The pastor declared it so solid that he'd leave the ministry if they ever broke up.
--Father Ed Steiner said, quote, "If I were to hear that they were breaking up, I think I would just have to give up my job. You know I've been doing this for 30 years, it's the whole body language thing, you just see it.
--"Their body language suggests that they are a man and woman madly in love. The way you see them talk about the children . . . just to see them strolling about like a couple that are clicking . . . it's obvious."
The NBA Says They Haven't Banned Lil Wayne from Anything
At a recent show, LIL WAYNEwhined about how the Miami Heat got him BANNED from all NBA events. That seemed unlikely . . . and in fact, it is NOT the case.
--Two NBA executives . . . Senior Director of Basketball Communications Mark Broussard and NBA Senior Vice President Tim Frank . . . have said there's, quote, "no truth at all" to Wayne's accusations.
Vin Diesel Really Did Film Himself Singing Rihanna's "Stay" . . . And He Did Another Version of It
If someone sent you a video of VIN DIESEL singing along to RIHANNA'S"Stay" and you thought it was fake, you would be WRONG. He posted another version, and in this one, you can CLEARLY see that it's him.
--Vin told "People" magazine that he shot the video as a Valentine for his girlfriend. He was inspired to do it after seeing Rihanna perform the song at the Grammys.
--He says, quote, "People say 'I didn't know you were a Rihanna fan?' How could you not be a fan of her voice, her gift?"
--In the caption to the new version, Vin says, quote, "The Studio called today and asked if I would be interested in doing a Musical. Hmmm . . .
--"P.S. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, you don't have to be perfect . . . just believe in yourself."
FERGIE and JOSH DUHAMEL are expecting their first child.
--Fergie broke the news on Twitter, by posting a composite photo of the two of them as babies, along with the caption, quote, "Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!! #mylovelybabybump."
--Fergie is 37 . . . Josh is 40. They got married in 2009.
Did Alec Baldwin Shout a Racial Slur at a Black Photographer?
Stop me if you've heard this one: ALEC BALDWIN blew up at a newspaper reporter and her photographer on Sunday morning. And his tirade allegedly included a RACIAL SLUR.
--Alec was walking his dogs when a female reporter for the "New York Post" tried to ask him about a lawsuit that was recently filed against his wife by one of her yoga students who got injured.
--The woman says Baldwin took her by the arm and said, quote, "I want you to choke to death."
--Then he turned on her photographer, who's black. He reportedly called the guy a "crackhead", a "drug dealer" and a racial slur that RHYMES WITH "MOON".
--It turns out the guy is actually a retired NYPD officer, and he showed Baldwin an ID proving it. Baldwin called it FAKE.
--Alec and the photographer both filed harassment claims against each other.
--Baldwin later Tweeted, quote, "Thank u 2 NYPD officers who came to my home 2day so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post 'photographer' who assaulted me."
--Then he added, quote, "Ralston claims he's ex NYPD!! That can't be!!! Ex NYPD don't become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!"
--The photographer's name is NOT "Ralston". There's no word what Baldwin meant by that.
--Baldwin has since removed those Tweets, but he later issued a statement saying, quote, "The claim of racist remarks is one of the most outrageous things I've heard in my life."
--He also posted another Tweet saying, quote, "I find it ironic that my [charitable] foundation's last grant was $50,000 to the Arthur Ashe Learning Center."
Taylor Swift is Being Sued by a Concert Ticket Company
TAYLOR SWIFT is being sued by a Canadian ticket company for KEEPING the $2.5 million they paid her in advance . . . even though the concert was cancelled and she never performed.
--This was the "Capital Hoedown" and it was supposed happen last August in Ottawa, Canada.
--Taylor is actually being sued for $1.8 million . . . because that's what the ticket company had to hand out in refunds. So even if Taylor DID fork that over, she would still walk away with some $700,000.
--Taylor's people told TMZ that their deal was not with the ticket company . . . so she's not responsible for the refunds. They also claim they have not yet seen the lawsuit.
Has "X Factor" Dumped Khloe Kardashian?
The "New York Post" claims "X Factor" has dumped KHLOE KARDASHIAN, who hosted Season Two alongside MARIO LOPEZ.
--A so-called "insider" says Mario was asked to come back for Season Three, but Khloe wasn't.
--Khloe hasn't commented . . . and a spokesperson for "X Factor" would only say that no talent decisions have been made for the upcoming season.
JIMMY KIMMEL hasn't been afraid to show his disdain for JAY LENO. Last year, Jimmy said his "proudest moment" was when he humiliated Jay on his own show . . . and last month, he said Jay hasn't been a good stand-up in 20 years.
--So is Jimmy worried about being TOO HARD on Jay? Not really.
--In an interview with "Playboy", he says, quote, "I don't know. I always feel bad if I hurt anybody's feelings, but I don't believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn't seem to be that worried about other people's feelings."
--Jimmy also uses Jay as a benchmark for whether or not he should do a joke. He says if he can picture Jay telling it, he won't do it . . . even if it's a good one.
--It seems like every time Jimmy disses Jay, he shares his adoration for DAVID LETTERMAN . . . and this interview was no different. Jimmy says, quote, "[Dave] is the father of comedy as we now know it."
--He says it was "the greatest thrill of my career" when Dave was on his show a few months ago. He adds that they didn't talk about Jay because, quote, "I didn't want him soiling our time together."
Is Britney Spears Doing the British Accent on "Scream & Shout" . . . or Is It Someone Else?
Rapper EVE has stirred a little controversy . . . saying that she's heard BRITNEY SPEARS doesn't actually do the British accent in a "talking" portion on WILL.I.AM'S"Scream & Shout", even though it's definitely presented as if it IS her.
--During an appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live", Eve was asked about the accent . . . and she said, quote, "I heard that might not be Britney . . . that's what I heard, [but] I don't know. It could be Britney. But I heard it wasn't.
--"I don't know though, I don't know."
--Well, Britney's rep has a problem with that. He says, quote, "It's absolute BS. Britney sang the song. Will.I.Am wanted her for this song and she sang on it."
--The thing is . . . some people took Eve's comment to mean that she didn't think Britney was on the track AT ALL . . . but she set it straight on Twitter.
--She Tweeted, quote, "Come on ya'll. My comment was not about Britney NOT singing the song . . . clearly it's her. It was about the British accent. Pay attention."
--In that case, Britney's rep didn't really address the real claim . . . since he just insisted she "sang," and didn't mention anything about the British stuff.
--Britney and Will.I.Am haven't commented directly.
Brad and Angelina are Launching Their Own Wine Line
Would you be interested in a BRAD PITT Merlot or an ANGELINA JOLIE Pinot? The couple thinks you will be.
--A source says, ''He's always had a keen interest in wine and after doing his wine steward's course earlier this year, he's pretty much a certified expert. Brad's cellar boasts some incredibly rare wines and rivals those of some of the best connoisseurs in Europe.''
--Perez Hilton claims Brad pranked Ang by giving her breath mints for Valentine's Day.
Is the Phone of Katie Couric's Dead Husband Haunted?
Someone . . . or some-THING? . . . is making 911 calls from a phone that used to belong to KATIE COURIC'Slate husband Jay Monahan.
--It's a landline in Katie's apartment, but it was Jay's, and she never changed the number after he died in 1998. The calls are made Tuesday mornings at 2:00 A.M.
--It's happened at least 10 times. Police only hear static on their end, but they have to respond every time. On Tuesday, Katie even told her audience about it during a break in taping her talk show.
--She said she's been so rattled by it that she called New York City Police Commissioner RAY KELLY . . . whom she knows personally. She told him, quote, "Ray, this is so weird but can you help me? I don’t know what to do."
--It's probably pretty unlikely that Katie's dead husband is making phone calls. Police are investigating whether something's wrong with the phone, or if someone's PRANKING Katie.
--Apparently, someone with the right technical know-how could be tapping into the line and making it call 911.
Ashton Kutcher Says His Friends Tell Him When His Movies Suck
ASHTON KUTCHER doesn't surround himself with "yes men". He has REAL friends . . . who aren't afraid to tell him when his movies blow.
--He says, quote, "I know exactly what films I've done that (effing) suck donkey, and I know the ones that are good . . . I know it because I have friends that don't hold back.
--"They don't depend on me for money or employment. They're just friends. Friends tell the truth."
--He adds, quote, "You have to surround yourself with brutally honest people who will be like, 'Dude, you suck at this. Stop.'
--"I know who these people are in my life. Partners, friends, coworkers. You have a movie and you show it to them, and if it sucks you want them to be like, 'Dude, that kind of blows.'"
New Movies This Weekend
#1.) "A Good Day to Die Hard"(R)
The fifth "Die Hard" movie has John McClane heading to Russia to save his son Jack . . . completely unaware that Jack is actually a CIA agent trying to stop terrorists from stealing nuclear weapons.
--Bruce Willis is back as John McClane . . . and Jai Courtney, who you may remember as Varro on the "Spartacus" TV series, plays his son.
#2.) "Escape from Planet Earth"(PG)
An animated movie with Brendan Fraser and Rob Corddry as two alien brothers captured by humans and locked up in Area 51. They try to bust out with the help of three other aliens, played by Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, and George Lopez.
#3.) "Safe Haven"(PG-13)
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough star in the latest movie based on a book by Nicholas Sparks. . . the guy who did "The Notebook". She's on the run from her past, settles into a small town, and starts to fall for a widowed store owner.
--Cobie Smulders from "How I Met Your Mother" is also in it, as Julianne's neighbor and new best friend.
#4.) "Beautiful Creatures"
British actress Alice Englert stars in this supernatural romance as a young witch who falls for a human boy . . . and then learns that if she pursues their forbidden love, her powers will be claimed by dark forces on her 16th birthday.
--Emma Thompson plays the leader of the dark witches . . . Jeremy Irons is the girl's uncle and leader of the good guys . . . and Emmy Rossum from Showtime's "Shameless" is his daughter, who's already fallen to the dark side.
Are Katy Perry and Rihanna No Longer Friends . . . Because of Chris Brown?
KATY PERRY and RIHANNA used to be really close. But that may not be the case anymore. Sources say they've grown apart because Katy is mad that Rihanna took CHRIS BROWN back.
--One source says, quote, "They aren't tight anymore because Katy doesn't approve of Rihanna dating Chris Brown."
Taylor Swift Goes Up Against Harry Styles at the Kids' Choice Awards
Nominees for this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards were announced yesterday . . . and they've pitted TAYLOR SWIFT against her ex-boyfriend HARRY STYLES of ONE DIRECTION.
--Taylor's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is up against One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" in the Favorite Song category.
The Hugh Jackman Gay Rumors Are Starting to Bother His Wife
It's hard to remember a time when there WEREN'T HUGH JACKMAN gay rumors . . . so you'd think he and his wife DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS would be used to them by now. But apparently, Deborra is NOT.
--Hugh says, quote, "Just recently, it bugs her. She goes: 'It's big. It's everywhere!'"
--Hugh's "X-Men" producer, Lauren Shuler Donner, can vouch for his heterosexuality going all the way back to 1999, when she saw him do "Oklahoma!" onstage.
--She says, quote, "He was in love with his wife that day and still is."
--Hugh is 44 . . . Deborra is a 57. They've been married for 16 years.
67-Year-Old Steve Martin is a Dad . . . And 73-Year-Old Tom Brokaw is a Grandfather
STEVE MARTIN is a first-time father at the age of 67. He and his 41-year-old wife Anne Stringfield welcomed a child back in December. It's not clear how they kept it a secret so long. No word on whether it's a boy or a girl.
--Meanwhile, 73-year-old TOM BROKAW became a GRANDFATHER . . . but it's nothing new for him. Tom's daughter Sarah gave birth to his SEVENTH grandchild on Monday. But it's his first GRANDSON. The other six are girls.
"Maxim" Names Elisha Cuthbert TV's Most Beautiful Woman
"Maxim" magazine has named ELISHA CUTHBERT from "Happy Endings" TV's Most Beautiful Woman. (--You may also remember her from "24" . . . or as the PORN STAR from the movie "The Girl Next Door".)
--Elisha says, quote, "To think that one person could be the most beautiful when there's Kaley Cuoco, Sofia Vergara, Zooey Deschanel? They're all stunning."
Lady Gaga Has Canceled Four Shows Because She Can't Walk
LADY GAGA has canceled four upcoming shows . . . because she CAN'T WALK.
--She explained the situation on Twitter . . . saying, quote, "I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for some time now, over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal."
--She added, quote, "I hid it from my staff, I didn't want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last night's performance I could not walk and still can't. It'll hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and I'm sorry."
--Apparently, she has a case of "synovitis" . . . or a severe joint inflammation
--She was supposed to perform tonight and tomorrow night in Chicago . . . Saturday in Detroit . . . and Sunday in Ontario, Canada. Those shows have been canceled for now, but make-up dates will be announced soon.
Will Justin Timberlake Tour with Jay-Z?
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is supposedly planning a tour with JAY-Z. There's nothing official yet . . . but "sources" tell "Rolling Stone"they're working on an itinerary that will include 11 to 13 stadium dates this summer.
--Justin and Jay-Z have performed together TWICE this month . . . at a Super Bowl event last week, and at the Grammys this past Sunday. Jay-Z is featured on his new single, "Suit & Tie".
--Justin's new album, "The 20/20 Experience", comes out March 19th.
Adele Didn't Scold Chris Brown at the Grammys . . . She Was Complimenting Him
Britain's "Daily Mail" tabloid claimed ADELE scolded CHRIS BROWN at the Grammys, because he didn't join the standing ovation for FRANK OCEAN. (--After Frank BEAT him in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.)
--To "prove" it, they had an amusing picture where it looked like Adele could've been YELLING at Chris. But just as we suspected, that wasn't the case.
--Adele Tweeted, quote, "Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually!"
Justin Bieber Says Patrick Carney of the Black Keys Should Be "Slapped Around" for Questioning His Grammy-Worthiness
Earlier this week, PATRICK CARNEY of THEBLACK KEYStook a shot at JUSTIN BIEBER . . . basically saying that Justin doesn't DESERVE a Grammy.
--He said, quote, "Grammys are for, like, music, not for money . . . and he's making a lot of money.
--Well, Justin didn't like that. In response, he Tweeted, quote, "The Black Keys drummer should be slapped around. Haha."
--Patrick responded to Justin's comment with a frown-face . . . (CAREFUL) before adding, quote, "I need to be bare butt spanked."
--Then Patrick started responding to some of the haters by MOCKING THEM . . . for example, he sarcastically said "good one" when one of them called him "gay."
--And when someone said, quote, "You are some one hit wonder. [Justin] has been doing it for YEARS" . . . Patrick responded, quote, "True." (--But it's not . . .)
(--For the record, The Black Keys have been around for 12 years, and have released seven studio albums of new material, and two EPs. They've been nominated for 12 Grammys, and have won seven of them.)
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Are Having Another Kid
It's official: PENELOPE CRUZ and JAVIER BARDEM are expecting their second child. Her rep confirmed it yesterday, but didn't give any other details.
--Penelope herself reportedly spilled the beans during an interview on a Spanish TV station, saying, she's, quote, "tremendously happy and excited."
--Penelope and Javier already have a 2-year-old son named Leo.
Max George from The Wanted Had a "Little Snog" With Lindsay Lohan
Remember when LINDSAY LOHAN was trying to slice herself off a piece of MAX GEORGE from THE WANTED? Well, it sounds like those days are over. And things never went too far.
--Max admitted to E! News that he and Lindsay had a "snog" . . . which is basically British slang for MAKING OUT. And he said it was, quote, "a little one."
--He added, quote, "She's a friend of all of ours and she is a lovely girl. We wish her all the best wherever she is."
Taylor Swift Says Writing Songs About Her Exes Is "Just Something She Does to Feel Better"
TAYLOR SWIFT is becoming so notorious for writing songs about her exes that some famous dudes might be hesitant to get involved with her.
--But in a new interview with "Elle" magazine, Taylor says she isn't using her songwriting to get back at anyone. She says writing about failed relationships just makes her FEEL BETTER.
--She says, quote, "To me it's just writing songs the way I always have. It's me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn't understand, writing a song, and understanding it better.
--"If people want to dissect the lyrics, that's their right, but it's all coming from the exact same place as where I started. It's just something I do to feel better."
--She also claims she doesn't freak out on her boyfriends.
--She says, quote, "I don't think I've ever yelled at an ex-boyfriend. Ever. I'm not a yeller. I'm not a fit thrower. If something is done, it's done.”
Did Adele Scold Chris Brown for Not Giving Frank Ocean a Standing Ovation?
The not-always-reliable British tabloids claim ADELE scolded CHRIS BROWN for not joining everyone else in giving FRANK OCEAN a STANDING OVATION for winning his first Grammy.
--This was when Frank won for Best Urban Contemporary Album . . . a category that Chris was also nominated in.
--The only "proof" that this happened seems to be a series of amusing pictures . . . which show Adele looking at Chris, who remained seated as Frank went to the stage, and another where she seems to be yelling at him, as he looks like he's trying to explain himself.
--Of course, there's a REALLY GOOD POSSIBILITY that it isn't what it looks like . . . especially since Adele and Chris later posed for a nice picture together.
Will Pierce Brosnan Screw Up a James Bond Reunion at the Oscars?
There's a rumor going around that all SIX actors who've played James Bond will appear together onstage at the Oscars. But that might not happen . . . because of PIERCE BROSNAN.
--TMZ caught up with Brosnan the other day and asked him about the Bond tribute . . . and Brosnan replied, quote, "Well, they'll be missing one."
--For the record, the six Bonds are Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
--Although technically, there were TWO other Bonds . . . one of whom played the character BEFORE Connery.
--That was Barry Nelson, an AMERICAN actor who played him in a version of the novel "Casino Royale" in 1954. It was for an episode of the anthology series "Climax! Mystery Theater".
--Then, in 1967, David Niven played Bond in a COMEDY version of "Casino Royale". That was five years AFTER Connery starred in his first Bond flick, "Dr. No".
--Nelson and Niven aren't considered part of the OFFICIAL Bond franchise, though. And there's no real controversy over their exclusion from the Oscars, since they're both dead)
--"Skyfall" hits DVD and Blu Ray TODAY.
--It’s Daniel Craig's third time as 007 and the 23rd James Bond movie, where the identities of all the undercover MI6 agents have been compromised.