MILEY & LIAM SPLIT
Rumors of romance trouble between Miley Cyrus and fiancé Liam Hemsworth have been circulating for weeks, and now a source tells the New York Post the pair has called it quits. “Miley and Liam are done; it’s over,” said the insider. “She likes to party really hard and can be pretty wild. It became a problem for him.” Another source adds, “There was drama because she suspected he had a wandering eye.” The insider adds that despite Miley’s denials of trouble, “right now, they are very, very much apart.” Liam is currently in Australia with his family, while Miley has been spotted out in LA without her engagement ring. Another source insists there’s still hope for a reconciliation. “Miley is a fiery character, and they do fight, but she is crazy about Liam. She isn’t ready to accept that it might be over for good.”
RODMAN IN ROME
Dennis Rodman has done what he can in North Korea, so now he’s set his sights on Rome. The former basketball star arrived in Italy yesterday to try to solve the problems plaguing the Catholic Church as they chose a new pope (Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio). Said Dennis, “I want to be anywhere in the world that I’m needed…I want to spread a message of peace and love throughout the world.” But when asked by CBS why he really decided to go to Rome, he admitted it had nothing to do with the Vatican. "I'm just promoting this website,” he said. “It's a gambling website, and it's about people who are going to bet on the new pope, and if he's black, you get your money back." The website he’s talking about is PaddyPower, an Ireland-based sports betting site, which puts Ghana’s Peter Turkson at 7/2 odds of becoming the new pope. But Rodman, who was dressed in a floral jacket, insists his latest mission is not just about publicity. “I actually care about the culture of the world," he said. "Everybody's calling me this world peace guy now, the ambassador of the world. If Obama calls Kim from North Korea, it's like — wow, Nobel Peace Prize, I guess."
ROMNEY & WOODS ARE LATEST HACKING VICTIMS
Mitt Romney and Tiger Woods are the latest big names to fall victim to the celebrity hackers. The anonymous hackers obtained full credit reports for both men and posted their social security numbers on a website, as well as Mitt’s phone numbers, bank accounts and other financial information. Tiger’s complete financial data was also listed. The FBI is said to be “aggressively” investigating the incident.
KERR INJURES NECK IN CAR ACCIDENT
Model Miranda Kerr was in a neck brace Tuesday after getting injured in a car accident in LA on Monday. According to the model’s rep, someone smashed into her vehicle while driving on an LA freeway. The rep told Australia's 9 News, "She is in a lot of pain, but really we are just glad it was not more serious." Kerr’s son Flynn and husband Orlando Bloom were not in the car at the time of the accident.
PRODUCER ADMITS TO FAKING KARDASHIAN SCENES
Depositions in the Kris Humphries/Kim Kardashian divorce case may prove Kris’ assertion that everything about the couple’s relationship was fake. Life & Style got ahold of a 165-page deposition from Russell Jay, a producer on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, in which he admits that at least two scenes were “scripted, reshot or edited” to make Kris look like a villain after Kim asked for a divorce. Jay also says that not only did Kim know about Kris’ “surprise” proposal, but she insisted the scene be re-shot because “she didn’t like how her face looked in the first take.” A friend says Kris “feels vindicated” by the deposition.
KHLOE & LAMAR GET A PUPPY
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have added a new member to their family. The couple, who’ve been married since 2009, adopted a boxer puppy. Khloe’s sister Kendall was the first to break the news, tweeting a picture of the pup, with the caption, “@khloekardashian and Lamar’s new baby!” Gossip Cop reports the pair named the dog Bernard Hopkins (assumingly after American boxer Bernard Hopkins), but they call him B.
NO CARBS FOR GWYNETH’S KIDS
Gwyneth Paltrow reveals in her new cookbook that she avoids feeding her children carbohydrates because she believes they are bad for them. The book, It’s All Good, features an entire chapter about grains, and she says her decision to ban them stems from the fact that everyone in her house is intolerant of gluten, dairy and chicken eggs. “Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across . . . seems to concur that (gluten) is tough on the system and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it,” writes Gwyneth, mom to Apple, 8, and Moses, 6. “Sometimes when my family is not eating pasta, bread or processed grains like white rice, we’re left with that specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs.” Of course her revelation was met with criticism, with one London nutritionist telling The Mail the actress was being “foolish,” adding that kids need carbs because “it gives them glycogen which keeps your brain going.”
JESSE JAMES TO WED
Jesse James is getting hitched this month, according to Star magazine. Sandra Bullock’s cheating ex is reportedly set to marry girlfriend Alexis DeJoria in a private ceremony in Malibu at the end of the month. Race car driver Alexis is the daughter of billionaire John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair-care line. Alexis and James began dating in September.
HELP RAISE MONEY FOR VERONICA MARS MOVIE
Veronica Mars fans will be happy to hear that the long-rumored movie version of the popular series may finally happen. Series creator Rob Thomas has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser in an attempt to raise $2 million for the project, with Warner Bros. onboard to cover the rest of the budget. Series stars Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni and Ryan Hansen even shot a video (NOTE CONTENT, NOT EDITED) pleading for support. And it apparently worked. While the goal was to make $2 million in 30 days, they actually made the $2 mil in just 10 hours.
HANDLER’S SIDEKICK CHUY OUT AT SPLASH
Chelsea Handler’s sidekick Chuy Bravo has been forced to drop out of the ABC reality show Splash, after breaking his foot in a non-diving accident. Chelsea revealed on her show Monday that Chuy suffered his injury “having a party for the premiere of the show, and he fell off the table.” She believes he injured himself on purpose because he “didn’t even want to dive,” adding, “So that got him out of this job and the diving job.” TMZ reports that soccer star Brandi Chastain will replace Chuy on the show, which premieres Tuesday on ABC.
TAMAR BRAXTON PREGGERS
Braxton Family Values star Tamar Braxton revealed on Good Morning America yesterday that she’s pregnant. This will be Tamar and husband Vince Herbert’s first child. The pair star together on the reality show Tamar & Vince.
ED ASNER HOSPITALIZED
Mary Tyler Moore star Ed Asner was hospitalized in Gary, Indiana Tuesday after suffering a medical emergency during a performance of his one-man show FDR. According to TMZ, crew members escorted the 83-year-old off stage after they noticed him struggling with his lines. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment. Asner’s son tells TMZ the actor “is doing fine.” "He is resting now at an Indiana hospital and is doing well and very grumpy, which with him is always a good thing,” said Matt Asner. "He is being assessed right now and what I can say is that it was not a stroke. That much we do know. He was feeling under the weather for a few weeks so he may just need some rest but for now he is just fine."
NBC MAKES SCHEDULING CHANGES, MOVES SMASH TO SATURDAY
NBC announced yesterday that they are moving the struggling musical Smash to Saturday nights beginning April 6th. Taking over the show’s Tuesday night timeslot will be the Eva Longoria-produced dating show Ready For Love, which kicks off with a two-hour premiere April 9th at 9 pm following The Voice, which premieres March 25th. NBC’s other moves include: Go On will take over the 9:30 pm Thursday timeslot on April 4th and 11th; The New Normal’s season finale will air April 2nd at 9 pm; and The Celebrity Apprentice will expand to two hours beginning April 14th.