JOLIE TO HAVE MORE SURGERY
Just one day after Angelina Jolie revealed she had a double mastectomy after testing positive for the cancer gene, People reports the Oscar winner is going to have more surgery in the future. According to the mag, Angie plans to have both of her ovaries removed, since having the gene means she has a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer, the same disease that killed her mother Marcheline Bertrand in 2007. On Tuesday’s The View, Barbara Walters revealed she too had her ovaries removed after her sister died from ovarian cancer. “It’s not like having the breasts removed because people don’t see it,” said Barbara. “But it’s a decision you have to make – it’s preventative.”
PITT EMOTIONAL ABOUT JOLIE
Brad Pitt continues to talk about Angelina Jolie’s brave decision to have a double mastectomy. “I’m quite emotional about it, of course,” he told USA Today. “She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don't think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn't have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger." He went on to say, “It's such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a specter hanging over our heads. My most proudest thing is our family. This isn't going to get that." Meanwhile, insiders say Angelina’s ordeal has helped speed up the couple’s wedding plans. Insiders tell The Mail the pair will marry “sooner rather than later,” adding that “Angie is keen on a wedding and the kids are clamoring for a marriage and keep asking Brad and Angie when it’s happening.” The insider insists that “it’s important to them to make it official.”
SHAKIRA NOT RETURNING TO THE VOICE
With Christina Aguilera signing back on for The Voice, it isn’t a surprise to learn Shakira will not be returning next season. “It was a hard decision for me to make, because I’m really fond of the coaches, the people in production and everybody around me,” the singer tells E! News. “And I really enjoyed The Voice, but I also have a musical career and I’m also a mother now and my poor baby’s so tired flying such long distances.” She then added, “He already has more miles than any pilot. So I think I have to give him a little break and we’ll see what happens in the future.”
KANYE’S CAR CRUSHED
Kanye West is having a rough time in Los Angeles. First he walked into a pole while being followed by paparazzi, and now his car has been damaged pulling into Kim Kardashian’s home. According to TMZ, a driver was dropping off the rapper’s $750,000 Lamborghini when the gates to Kim’s house began closing, smashing into the sides of the vehicle. Ironically, the car had just come from being serviced. The repair shop immediately sent over a detailer to assess the damage. So far there’s no word on how much it will cost to fix.
BRITNEY WANTS A DAUGHTER
Britney Spears would one day like to add to her family. During an interview with Extra, host Mario Lopez joked he was “very jealous” that Britney had boys (he has a daughter with wife Courtney, and another child on the way), to which the 31-year-old responded, “Aww, I want a girl.” Meanwhile, Britney says her two sons, Sean, 7 and Jayden, 6, may both wind up in show business like their mom. “They do like attention, so I think they would probably be good in the limelight,” she said. “We’re talking baby steps right now as far as agencies and stuff go, but they’re comedians, so we’ll see.”
CBS REVEALS FALL SCHEDULE
CBS is the best rated network so it’s not surprising they didn’t make huge changes to their new fall schedule. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t make some changes. First off, the Thursday night drama Person of Interest will move to Tuesdays at 10 pm. Thursdays will now feature a two-hour comedy block, kicking off with The Big Bang Theory, followed by the new comedies The Millers, starring Will Arnett, and The Crazy Ones, starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, with Two and a Half Men rounding things out at 9:30 pm. Finally, Hawaii Five-O will move from Mondays at 10 pm to Fridays at 9 pm. On the whole, the network added four new comedies and two new dramas. In addition to The Millers and The Crazy Ones, new comedies include Mom, Chuck Lorre’s latest starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney (Mondays, 9:30 pm), and We Are Men, starring Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn and Jerry O’Connell (Mondays, 8:30 pm). As for the dramas, they include Hostages, starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, and Intelligence, starring Lost’s Josh Holloway and CSI’s Marg Helgenberger. Both shows will air Mondays at 10 pm, with Intelligence taking over the timeslot midseason. Click here for the complete schedule.
IN MORE CBS NEWS…
CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler yesterday explained the “Blood vs. Water” twist revealed by Jeff Probst during Sunday’s live Survivor reunion show. According to Tassler, the upcoming 27th season will feature “the return of great characters and their relatives.” She didn’t go into more detail regarding the twist.
Tassler also revealed the structure for the upcoming ninth and final season of How I Met Your Mother. While the mother (Cristin Milioti) was introduced in Monday’s season finale, we won’t actually see Ted (Josh Radnor) fall in love with her during season nine. Instead, the entire final season will take place over the 56 hours leading up to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) wedding. She adds that it will be about, “how each character, before Ted, meets the mother. So, they each meet her independently before he does."
Former Fairly Legal star Sarah Shahi has been upped to series regular on CBS’s Person of Interest. The actress played mysterious operative Samantha Shaw in four episodes of season two.
BACHELOR COUPLE HEADED FOR A BREAKUP
Sounds like another Bachelor romance is headed for splitsville. Star magazine claims Sean Lowe’s fiancée Catherine Giudici is already interested in another guy. According to sources, Catherine was sick of waiting for Sean to be done with Dancing with the Stars, so she began hanging out with one of the show’s troupe members, Julz Tocker. Witnesses say she was at a party earlier this month where she was spotted snuggling up to the dancer. Said the insider, “She was rubbing Julz’s arm, whispering in his ear and giggling.”
JADEN NOT MOVING
Jaden Smith has addressed the rumors that he asked his dad Will Smith if he could become an emancipated minor so he could get his own place. On yesterday’s Ellen, the 14-year-old cleared up the misconception, telling Ellen DeGeneres, “I’m not going anywhere,” adding, “Everything at [Will's] house is free… I will be there for 20, 30 more years.”
Beyonce has penned a hand-written letter apologizing to fans for cancelling her Tuesday show in Antwerp, Belgium. “I’ve never postponed a show in my life. It was very hard for me. I promise I will make it up very soon. I’m sorry if I disappointed you,” she wrote. “Thank you for your concern. I’m feeling much better now and I’m ready to give you a great show.” Beyonce cancelled her concert due to exhaustion and dehydration, sparking more rumors that she may be pregnant. She was expected to return to the stage last night.
J.LO BUYING SUMMER HOME
Jennifer Lopez is reportedly ready to shell out $10 million on a summer home in the Hamptons. The singer, mother of 5-year-old twins, is buying a spot in Watermill, NY that sits on 8,650 square feet of land. The home has eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a pool, pool house, sauna, steam room and private theater.
CRYSTAL BACK ON BROADWAY
Billy Crystal is resurrecting his autobiographical one-man play 700 Sundays for a nine-week Broadway run. Previews begin November 5th at New York’s Imperial Theater, with the official opening set for November 13th. "700 Sundays has, without question, been the most satisfying experience of my career," Crystal said in a statement. "It is a privilege to return to Broadway to say goodbye to one of the greatest thrills of my life." The play’s first run was in 2004 and earned Crystal a Tony Award for Special Theatrical Experience.