KIMYE ASK FOR DONATIONS INSTEAD OF GIFTS
Kim Kardashian has finally realized she already has plenty of everything, and what she doesn’t have she can afford herself. According to TMZ, Kim and baby daddy Kanye West are asking friends and family not to send baby gifts, and instead donate money to the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago (Kanye is from Chicago). The hospital is thrilled by the gesture. "Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for their thoughtfulness and support of the hospital,” said a rep. “Funds donated on behalf of Kardashian and West will be directed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fund which will help care for the most critically ill babies and their families." Meanwhile, Kim cut her Greek vacation short on Monday. The reality star was on a trip with her family, but left after Kanye sent a private plane to pick her up and take her to Paris, where he is currently working on his new album. Kim was apparently happy being whisked away, because she later tweeted, “best day ever.”
BETHENNY ALMOST DIVORCED
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are one step closer to being divorced. TMZ reports that the former couple has filed legal documents saying they’ve agreed to divorce due to the “irretrievable breakdown” of their marriage, although they still have a number of issues to resolve. Division of property is still being negotiated, despite a pre-nup, and so are custody, child support and spousal support arrangements. A judge has ordered the couple to agree to a parenting plan by May 24th.
LINDSAY TO START BLOGGING
Lindsay Lohan is reportedly planning to share her rehab experience with the public. According to the New York Post, Linds is in talks with the website Celebuzz about possibly blogging about her upcoming 90-day stint. Her site, which would go live in August when she’s completed her stay, will also be an outlet for Lindsay to share her thoughts on art, fashion, music and movies. Meanwhile, Lindsay is supposed to check into rehab tomorrow, although Radaronline claims she may use a technicality to delay. The site claims Lindsay’s judge told her she had to enroll in rehab by May 2nd, which she plans to do, but didn’t specifically say she had to start by May 2nd. They claim her defense may try to argue she’ll start at a later date to give her a little more time on the outside.
LAWRENCE & HOULT REUNITE
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, whose two-year relationship reportedly ended in January, was spotted having a romantic dinner in Hollywood on Monday. The pair was photographed leaving The Little Door restaurant through a back entrance and then driving off together. The two stars met while filming X-Men: First Class, and are set to star in the film’s sequel, X-Men Days of Future Past, which is about to begin shooting.
KINKY BOOTS TOPS TONY NOMINEES
The Broadway musical Kinky Boots, featuring a score written by Cyndi Lauper, received 13 Tony Award nominations yesterday, leading the pack of this year’s nominees. Matilda: The Musical came in close behind with 12. Both will compete for Best Musical, alongside A Christmas Story: The Musical and Bring It On: The Musical. On the Play side, Lucky Guy, Nora Ephron’s drama about New York newspaper columnist Mike McAlary, received six nods, including Best Drama, Best Actor, Tom Hanks, and Best Featured Actor, Courtney B. Vance. Other Best Play nominees include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Testament of Mary and The Assembled Parties. Big stars getting snubbed this year include: Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin in Orphans, Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Katie Holmes in Dead Accounts and Bette Midler in I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. The Tony Awards will air June 9th on CBS, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York.
LOCKLEAR LINKED TO PLASTIC SURGEON
Heather Locklear reportedly has a new boyfriend. According to the New York Post, the former Dynasty star, who was previously married to rockers Tommy Lee and Richie Sambora, is dating Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Mani, who appeared on the TLC program Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills. An insider tells the site that not only are the two getting close, “he’s also helpful for getting some work done.”
JOLIE AT 16
Newly-released photos of Angelina Jolie when she was a 16-year-old model show she was always as beautiful as she is now. They also prove that those voluptuous lips of hers are 100 percent real. The pictures show the future Oscar winner modeling both lingerie and swimsuits.
PITT’S WORLD WAR Z A NIGHTMARE
Angelina Jolie’s fiancé Brad Pitt is on the cover of Vanity Fair, which delves into the nightmare it was making his upcoming zombie movie World War Z. While screenwriter Damon Lindelof says Pitt was “excited” about the film after having read the book, shooting started before they had an ending and “it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to.” After the first screening of the director’s cut, a Paramount exec said the room was “silent,” adding, “It was, like, Wow. The ending of our movie doesn’t work.” An entire 12-minute battle scene was thrown out, and a new ending was reshot despite the rising budget. World War Z hits theaters June 21st.
ANDY DICK’S GIRLFRIEND
Radaronline reports that Andy Dick is dating model and actress Jennifer Gimenez, who has been spotted supporting the comedian each week while he competes on Dancing with the Stars. “We are having fun dating and are so close that it just works,” Jennifer told Radar. “We’ve loved each other on a best friend level that has recently escalated to a romantic level.” The two have both struggled with addiction in the past. Andy has recently gotten sober and Jennifer has been sober for years, having appeared on Celebrity Rehab and Dr. Drew’s Sober House.
SOFIA ADDRESSES SURROGATE RUMORS
In the new issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, Sofia Vergara discusses rumors that she’s having a baby via surrogate. The Modern Family star has been open about freezing her eggs, and believes the surrogate story started because she was often seen going to her doctor’s office for injections. But she does admit that if and when she and fiancé Nick Loeb decide to have a kid, she will probably need some help. “I will have to use a surrogate, because I had thyroid cancer and lots of radiation,” she said. “I don’t want to wait forever, but not yet, because I’m working like an animal.”
RUTHERFORD BROKE FROM CUSTODY BATTLE
Gossip Girls star Kelly Rutherford claims her custody battle with ex-husband Daniel Giersch has left her on the “brink of bankruptcy.” Rutherford and Giersch have been fighting for four years over their two children, Hermes, 6, and Helena, 3 (they’ve been fighting over the kids since before Helena was even born). The children currently live in Monaco, after a judge awarded Giersch primary custody (his visa was revoked and he can’t come back to the U.S.). Rutherford says she has spent all her money on lawyers to get the kids back and has had to live with a friend in New York because she’s so broke. She tells E! she’s made over 40 trips to Europe to see her children, and the separation is taking a toll on them. Rutherford has another hearing set for September, where she hopes she can get a judge to allow the kids to live with her in New York.