JENNIFER HUDSON IN TALKS TO JUDGE IDOL
Looks like American Idol is indeed going to the past to save its future. After Vulture reported earlier this week that producers were considering a judging panel made up of former contestants, reports now claim they’re already in talks with Jennifer Hudson about joining the show. Hudson, who went on to win a Grammy and an Oscar, was voted off in seventh place during season three. Word is, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert are also being considered for the show.
PITT FORGETS FACES/SURPRISES MOVIE FANS
Brad Pitt believes he suffers from something called face blindness because he has a terrible problem remembering people’s faces. He tells Esquire that even if he’s had a “real conversation” with someone he forgets what they look like as soon as they walk away. At one point he tried “copping” to the problem and outright asked people where they had met before, but that didn’t help. “People were more offended," he says. "You get this thing, like, 'You're being egotistical. You're being conceited.' But it's a mystery to me, man. I can't grasp a face, and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view." Pitt says he wants to get tested to see if he has the condition, known as prosopagnosia, but for now he’d rather just stay home. But Brad didn’t stay home on Wednesday. In fact, he surprised an audience in Hoboken, NJ, who were on hand to see a preview of his new zombie flick World War Z. Sources say the crowd went wild. World War Z opens June 21st.
NO I.D. GETS BYNES BOOTED FROM PLANE
Amanda Bynes’ strange behavior continues. TMZ reports that on Sunday she tried to board a private jet to Los Angeles, but was turned away because she didn’t have proper identification. Since Amanda’s drivers’ license has been suspended, she doesn’t have an official government ID and when she was informed that TSA regulations wouldn’t allow her to fly without it, she flipped out and told the pilot to Google her to prove her identity. She then screamed, “I am Amanda Bynes.” The pilot contacted a representative from the airline to see if they could make an exception but was told she couldn’t get special treatment.
BYNES TO SUE OVER APARTMENT PICS
Meanwhile, In Touch’s latest issue features pictures of what is reportedly Amanda Bynes’ apartment, which is littered with trash and weed. Two photographers somehow got invited to a party at the actress’ pad. They say she was so out of it, all she did was smoke weed, dance, and put makeup on in her mirror. But Amanda is adamant the pictures are not of her apartment. “That's not my bed! Those aren't my toes! My toes are pedicured!,” she tweeted. “I just did an exclusive interview with intouch last week, now they bought fake altered photos.” She added, “I have to sue because that's not my apartment, those aren't my clothes! They morphed photos of my face onto someone's body to ruin my life! I have to make a big deal of this and sue because that's not me! I care about my appearance so I have to defend myself!”
CANNES AUDIENCE BOOS GOSLING FILM
Sounds like Ryan Gosling may have a stinker on his hands. The actor’s new movie Only God Forgives premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday, and was booed by the audience. Reviews of the thriller, in which Gosling plays a drug smuggler pressured by his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) to avenge his brother’s death, received unanimously poor reviews. According to Vulture, after one “painfully long torture sequence…the audience revolted.” The site adds, “Gosling doesn’t have much to say in this movie, but the auditorium sure did.”
KANYE HEADS TO MILAN AS KIM VISITS IN PARIS
Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner were all over Paris this week, but one person who was decidedly absent was Kim’s baby daddy Kanye West. Sources tell The Mail that Kim actually flew to Paris to visit Kanye, who has been living there while recording his new album, but he chose instead to go to Milan for a photo shoot with Karl Lagerfeld.
KENDALL CRITICIZED FOR SELF-CENTERED TWEET
NOTE CONTENT: Kendall Jenner pretty much has everything, so it’s no wonder she’s being blasted for what many feel was a completely self-centered tweet. On Tuesday, the 17-year-old tweeted that she wished “things could be better,” sparking criticism from several of her followers. “Yeah, I hate it when I get lost in my closet too,” one wrote, while another added, “did no one buy you your starbucks?” But the worst of the criticism came from 20-year-old Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, who called Kendall a “f--king idiot' for being so “self-involved.” “I’d rather be a scumbag than a f--king idiot. Praise high IQ’s, good taste & awareness about the state of the world,” wrote Cobain. “Oh ya, not to mention, CANCER, famine, poverty, draught, disease, natural disasters, Death. F—k.” Shockingly, Frances, who has had a strained relationship with her mother, and was a baby when her father died, gave them credit for giving her a good upbringing. She wrote, 'I'd like to thank my parents for providing me with a high IQ & I'd like to thank my grams for encouraging me not to be a self-absorbed idiot.”
LONGORIA EARNS MASTER’S DEGREE
Eva Longoria has apparently been a busy girl these past three years. In addition to her acting duties, the Desperate Housewives star has been working on a Master’s degree, which she finally received Wednesday. The 38-year-old was on hand to pick up her degree in Chicano Studies at California State University in Northridge, and shook hands with professors as she accepted her diploma. The excited actress tweeted the good news, and added, “you’re never too old or too busy to continue your education.”
MILEY & LIAM TOGETHER AGAIN
Things seem to be getting better for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. Despite rumors their engagement was off, Miley was recently spotted wearing her ring again, and sources say they seemed closer than ever at a party at Miley’s L.A. home. “She was kissing him," a witness told Us Weekly. "They were definitely back on." But some friends don’t think this new reunion will last. “They break up, get back together, repeat," says one pal. "They will eventually burn out."
DUNHAM DOESN’T APPROVE OF X-RATED GIRLS PARODY
Lena Dunham is not happy that someone has made a porn parody of her HBO hit Girls. In the video, This Ain’t Girls XXX, Dunham’s character Hannah leaves her boyfriend and becomes a lesbian. “I wish I had a better attitude about the Girls porn parody,” she Tweeted. “I really can never predict what will trouble me and it’s simply exhausting.”
OBAMAS TOP MOST POWERFUL COUPLE LIST
Forbes magazine has come out with their list of 2013’s World’s Most Powerful Couples, and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama came out on top. But it’s not the president who helped them land at number one, it was his wife. "With 67 percent of Americans viewing First Lady Michelle Obama favorably, she's more popular than her husband," Forbes states. Celebs making this year’s list include: Beyonce and Jay-Z; Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi and Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique.
Forbes Most Powerful Couples
1. President Barack & First Lady Michelle Obama
2. Bill & Melinda Gates
3. Jay-Z & Beyonce
4. Chinese President Xi Jinping & wife Peng Liyuan
5. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
6. Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
7. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer & husband Zachary Bogue
8. Bill & Hillary Clinton
9. Shakira & soccer star Gerard Pique
10. Fashion designer Miuccia Prada & her husband Patrizio Bertelli
DeWITT & LIVINGSTON WELCOME BABY
Rachel Getting Married star Rosemarie DeWitt and her hubby, Office Space’s Ron Livingston, have welcomed their first child. Gracie James Livingston was born Monday, April 29th. The couple, who met while shooting the Fox series Standoff, married in 2009.