HALLE BERRY EXPECTING A BABY BOY
TMZ broke the news Friday that Halle Berry is pregnant with her second child. (Her rep later confirmed it.) This will be the first baby for Halle, 46, and fiancé Olivier Martinez, 47. According to the site, Halle is at least three months along, and the pair already knows they are having a boy. (Interesting to note, in pictures from their recent trip to Hawaii, Halle always has something covering her belly.) Halle is already mom to five-year-old Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.
KARDASHIANS SUE STEPMOTHER
The Kardashian Klan is suing mad. Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob, Jr. are suing the wife of their late father Robert Kardashian over his personal possessions, including his diaries and family photographs. Ellen Pearson married Robert two months before his 2003 death. Recently, she sold stories to the tabloids, featuring salacious accusations that she says came from Robert’s diaries. When he died, Robert left the “bulk of his personal tangible and intangible property” to his kids, which the family believes includes those diaries. They say Pearson hid those belongings “with the express intent to one day capitalize and exploit the valuable property and celebrity of the famous Robert Kardashian.” Now that the family knows about them, they have repeatedly asked for their return, but Pearson refuses. The Kardashians want the diaries and other personal items, as well as at least $500,000 in damages.
BYNES SAYS SHE HAS AN EATING DISORDER
Amanda Bynes’ strange behavior continued last week. On Thursday, one day after her 27th birthday, the What I Like About You star tweeted, “I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin.” She didn’t elaborate on her condition, but later went on a Twitter rant about unflattering photos that have been appearing in magazines and on the web. “They write a news article about every tweet I write and I hate the picture they choose. They repeat what I tweet and then add a bad photo,” she wrote, before adding, “don’t trust what u read on sites! Only use photos from my twitter when writing an article about me.” Also last week, Bynes claimed that an imposter was walking around New York pretending to be her.
SNIPES RELEASED FROM JAIL
Wesley Snipes is a free man. TMZ reports that the Blade star was released from prison on April 2nd and transferred to the New York Community Corrections Office, where he’ll be on house arrest until July 19th. Snipes has been at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania since December, 2010 after being convicted for failing to file federal income tax returns.
PARIS JACKSON RECONNECTS WITH MOM
TMZ reports that Michael Jackson’s 15-year-old daughter Paris Jackson has re-established a relationship with her birth mother Debbie Rowe. Sources tell the site Paris and Debbie spent time together for Paris’ birthday last Wednesday. “They two just hung out,” claimed a source. “They’ve gotten really tight.” The insiders say the pair has connected a number of times, although Debbie has gone out of her way to keep their meetings private so people don’t think she’s trying to exploit the relationship.
COPS INVESTIGATING ALTERCATION BETWEEN JAIME PRESSLY AND ESTELLA WARREN
Actresses Jaime Pressly and Estella Warren were questioned by police on Friday after getting into an altercation at the Hollywood club Bootsy Bellows. The whole thing started at a birthday party at a Los Angeles home. A source tells Gossip Cop that at the bash, Warren commented to Pressly that she loved her bag, which actually belonged to the My Name is Earl star’s assistant. The bag then went missing, and Pressly asked Warren if she knew where it was but she denied knowing anything. Later, Pressley used Apple’s tracker to find her assistant’s phone, and they were led to the club, where they found Warren holding the phone. Pressly then grabbed Warren’s bag and found some of her assistant’s belongings in it, and accused Warren of stealing. Cops then got involved and are now said to be investigating the incident.
VANDERPUMP FAINTS DURING DWTS REHEARSAL
Reality star Lisa Vanderpump reportedly fainted during Dancing with the Stars rehearsals last week. So far it is unknown whether she and partner Gleb Savchenko will participate on tonight’s show.
KORDELL ACCUSES PORSHA OF NEGLECTING STEPSON
The Kordell Stewart/Porsha Williams divorce is starting to get ugly. Kordell is trying to get a judge to deny Porsha’s request for temporary support, so in his latest filing he accused her of too much partying and neglecting her stepson. Earlier, Porsha claimed Kordell locked her out of their house, but he claims he had just locked the door for security, while she was out partying. Porsha had also accused her ex of having “another woman” in the house, but he says that’s a nanny he hired because Porsha is “neglecting her responsibilities to her stepson.” Kordell has asked a judge to deny his ex any financial support.
JENNA JAMESON ARRESTED
Porn star Jenna Jameson was arrested Saturday for battery, just hours before she was supposed to celebrate her birthday in California (her actual birthday is tomorrow). Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jenna was hanging out in Newport Beach when she got into an altercation with someone (details of what exactly she did are not known). The victim put Jenna under citizen’s arrest and called over a police officer who cited Jenna for battery. She was later released and given a date to appear in court.
TOM ARNOLD A DAD
Tom Arnold and his wife Ashley Groussman welcomed a baby boy on Saturday. The couple’s first child, Jax Copeland Arnold, was born at 9:53 am and weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. The 54-year-old Arnold is obviously excited about being a first time dad. Over the weekend he tweeted, “Looking forward to being a 70 year old Little League Coach.”
CRAIG & WEISZ TO STAR TOGETHER ON BROADWAY
Husband and wife pair Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz will star together in the Broadway play Betrayal, directed by Mike Nichols. Weisz will be making her Broadway debut, playing Emma, a woman having an affair with her husband’s best friend. Craig, who starred opposite Hugh Jackman in 2009’s A Steady Rain, will play her hubby. Rafe Spall, who appeared in Life of Pi, will play the best friend. Previews will begin October 1st at the Barrymore Theater, with opening night set for November 3rd. The show is scheduled to run only 14 weeks, and will close January 5th, 2014.
ROGER EBERT FESTIVAL TO GO ON
Organizers of the 15th annual Ebertfest said Friday that the film festival will go on as planned, despite founder Roger Ebert’s death Thursday. "All of us at Ebertfest are very saddened by the news of our dear friend Roger's passing," read a statement posted on the fest's website. "He was a remarkable man who influenced journalists and film lovers the world over. The 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival will take place as scheduled April 17–21." Stars such as Tilda Swinton, Shailene Woodley and Jack Black are expected to attend this year’s event, which takes place in Champaign, IL. Ebert’s funeral is scheduled to take place today at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral. The service is open to the public and will begin at 10 am. A memorial tribute will also take place on April 11th.
JOLIE DONATES TO MALALA FUND
Angelina Jolie was in New York last week for the Women in the World Summit, where she honored Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani student activist who was shot by the Taliban in October. Jolie introduced Malala, who appeared via video from Britain to talk about her new charity, the Malala Fund. Jolie then pledged to donate $200,000 to the fund, which will benefit girls’ education. “The Taliban shot her at point-bank range in the head, and made her stronger," said Jolie in her introduction. "In a brutal attempt to silence her voice, it grew louder."
JEREMY IRONS’ BIZARRE FEELINGS ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
The Borgias’ star Jeremy Irons gave a bizarre interview last week in which he seemed to worry that legalizing gay marriage could lead fathers to marry their sons simply to avoid taxes. "Tax wise, it's an interesting [question]," Irons told the Huffington Post. "Could a father not marry his son?" When the interviewer pointed out that there are laws against incest, Irons disagreed. "It's not incest between men," he said. "Incest is there to protect us from having ...uh...inbreeding. But men don't breed so incest wouldn't cover that. But if that was so, if I wanted to pass on my estate without estate duties, I could marry my son and pass on my estate to him." Irons then said he “didn’t have a strong feeling either way” when it came to same-sex marriage, and said he "[wishes] everybody who's living with one other person the best of luck in the world, because it's fantastic. Living with another animal, whether it be a husband or a dog, is great. It's lovely to have someone to love. I don't think sex matters at all. What it's called doesn't matter at all." Jeremy later took to his website to clarify his statements, insisting they were not anti-gay.
WHO’S THE BOSS STAR ENGAGED
Actor Danny Pintauro, best known for playing Jonathan Bower on Who’s The Boss, has gotten engaged to his boyfriend Wil Tabares, reports Us Weekly. Tabares popped the question last week while the couple was celebrating their one-year anniversary in Palm Springs, CA. "He made a video, and in the video held up the box [with the ring]," Pintauro, now a Las Vegas restaurant manager, tells the mag. "I looked up and he had it in his hand!"
SEGEL WRITING YOUNG ADULT SERIES
How I Met Your Mother star Jason Segel revealed last week that he has written a series of young-adult books. “It’s about kids facing their biggest fears, that’s about all I can tell you," he said during a Q&A in New York Thursday. Segel said the books are based on the first script he ever sold, back when he was 21. In 2011 he described the script as a “kids’ adventure movie in the style of Goonies or Labyrinth.”