KIMYE NAME BABY NORTH WEST…NO REALLY
Guess Kim Kardashian and Kanye West didn’t name their baby Kaidence. According to TMZ, the name on the child’s birth certificate is North West. That’s right, the name that was rumored months ago, but thought to be a joke, is actually their daughter’s name. A source told Us Weekly, they’ll call her “Nori” for short.
DETAILS ABOUT GANDOLFINI’S LAST DAY
A few details have begun to surface regarding the last moments of actor James Gandolfini’s life. According to the manager of the hotel where the actor and his family were staying, Gandolfini’s 13-year-old son Michael discovered his father having a heart attack in the bathroom at around 10 pm local time. He called for help and hotel staff rushed to the room and called an ambulance. Gandolfini was still alive and according to ABC News, was rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11 pm.
FALCO & SIGLER REMEMBER GANDOLFINI
James Gandolfini’s Sopranos wife Edie Falco released a statement yesterday regarding the actor’s death. "I am shocked and devastated by Jim's passing. He was a man of tremendous depth and sensitivity, with a kindness and generosity beyond words. I consider myself very lucky to have spent 10 years as his close colleague,” said Edie, who played Carmela Soprano for six seasons. “My heart goes out to his family. As those of us in his pretend one hold on to the memories of our intense and beautiful time together. The love between Tony and Carmela was one of the greatest I’ve ever known.” His on-screen daughter Jamie-Lynn Sigler also expressed sadness over the loss. "This news has left me heartbroken," she told Us Weekly. "I spent 10 years of my life studying and admiring one of the most brilliant actors, yes, but more importantly, one of the greatest men. Jim had the ability, unbeknownst to him, to make you feel like everything would be alright if he was around. I treasure my memories with him and feel so honored that I was an up close witness to his greatness." For reactions from other Sopranos stars click here.
PITT “GUTTED” BY GANDOLFINI LOSS
Brad Pitt appeared in three movies with James Gandolfini and fondly remembered his co-star yesterday. “I admire Jimmy as a ferocious actor, a gentle soul and a genuinely funny man,” said Pitt, who appeared with Gandolfini in The Mexican, True Romance and more recently, Killing Them Softly. “I am fortunate to have sat across the table from him and am gutted by this loss. I wish his family strength and some semblance of peace.”
GANDOLFINI HELPED TRAVOLTA AFTER SON’S DEATH
John Travolta, who starred with James Gandolfini in Get Shorty, revealed on Good Morning America yesterday that the late Sopranos star helped him while he was struggling to deal with his son Jett’s death in 2009. “James went out of his way to come to Florida, and he would not leave Florida until I was OK, or he felt that I would be fine,” said Travolta, who added that Gandolfini was a “people person first and then everything else.”
ICE CREAM PARLOR FROM SOPRANOS FINALE PAYS TRIBUTE TO GANDOLFINI
Meanwhile, James Gandolfini was remembered Wednesday night at Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionery, the New Jersey ice cream parlor where the last episode of The Sopranos was shot. As fans gathered at the restaurant to pay their respects, store owner Chris Carley put a reserved sign in the booth where the family gathered for their final meal.
LINDSAY TRANSFERRING REHABS AGAIN
Sounds like Lindsay Lohan may be moving again. The New York Daily News reports that Lindsay is planning a third rehab transfer. Earlier this month, Lindsay left Betty Ford for Cliffside Rehab in Malibu, but now she wants to head east. Sources say Lindsay is expected to finish her final 30 days at Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, Long Island and L.A. prosecutors have already approved the move, which will likely happen in early July. But another source claims Lindsay is still hoping to transfer to Lukens in Palm Springs, which is more upscale. “Seafield is like a motel and Lukens is a gorgeous place,” said the insider. So far, prosecutors haven’t approved her move there.
JAKE’S NEW MODEL GIRLFRIEND
Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly has a new girlfriend. The actor was recently linked to model Emily DiDonato, but now reports claim he’s dating another model, Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue beauty Alyssa Miller. According to Us Weekly, Gyllenhaal and Miller were spotted making out at a coffee shop along the Hudson River in New York City. A witness to the lip-locking says that when they weren’t kissing, they seemed to be very affectionate with one another.
MILEY’S SICK, NOT PREGNANT
Miley Cyrus is sick, and sick of the paparazzi. A crowd of photographers swarmed the former Hannah Montana star as she was leaving the doctor’s office earlier this week, with one paparazzo yelling out “Miley are you pregnant?” Well, the 20-year-old was obviously fed up, cause she answered back [NOTE CONTENT], “No, I’m f***ing sick you b**ch.” The photographer then followed Cyrus’s friend to a local drug store, where he picked up her prescription. Miley is reportedly suffering from laryngitis.
KATIE’S YEAR WITHOUT TOM
A year ago, Katie Holmes shocked the world by announcing she was divorcing Tom Cruise. According to People, the actress has spent much of the year focusing on raising her daughter Suri, and has yet to jump back in the dating pool. “She’s lying low on the romantic side of things. She doesn’t need that right now,” said a source. “I don’t think she’s ready… Once she left Tom, she got right back on track. Her attitude was ‘Okay, fine, let's get back to work.’ Things have been tough for her, but she's happy. She's moving on.” Katie has starred in the short-lived play Dead Accounts, and is currently filming a movie in New York, but it hasn’t been easy. “It’s been hard for her to find a job,” said an insider. “She hasn’t worked much, and it’s not by choice.”
RED SOX RESPONSIBLE FOR GARNER’S HAPPY MARRIAGE
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have been happly married for eight years, but she says it’s possible they wouldn’t have tied the knot had the Red Sox not won the World Series in 2004. The couple first went public with their relationship at the series’ opening game. "If they hadn't won that year, I don't think I'd be married with three kids," she said. "Because I think I would have been considered a jinx. Boston fans are pretty serious about superstition."
HEWITT THREATENS TO QUIT CLIENT LIST
Jennifer Love Hewitt is playing hardball with producers of her Lifetime series The Client List. According to Deadline.com, the 34-year-old actress is threatening to quit if they don’t give her real-life fiancé/baby daddy Brian Hallisay a major story arc. Hallisay, also 34, is a regular on the show, playing the jailed husband of Hewitt’s character Riley. Season three is supposed to revolve around Riley’s pregnancy, and producers wanted her brother-in-law Evan, played by Colin Egglesfield, to be the father, but Hewitt wants it to be Hallisay. Sources say the stand-off has left the show’s third season up in the air, with both sides “willing to walk away” if they don’t get their way.
MORE PLASTIC SURGERY FOR BYNES
Amanda Bynes is going under the knife yet again. The 27-year-old revealed on Twitter that she’s having more surgery on her nose to fix what she calls a birth defect. “Need a few more surgeries to shave the bridge down to correct the rest of my nose so I can start the next chapter of my career! Music!,” she tweeted. “I'm having my next surgery on Saturday!” Bynes claims she needs the procedures in order to correct webbing under her eyes. “I consider myself to be a hero to have suffered 27 years with a birth defect and to just now have it surgically removed!,” she said. “I was just embarrassed to share the fact that I had a birth defect. As soon as I had it removed I couldn't wait to talk about it!” And Bynes outrageously believes surgery is the answer to everyone’s problems. “I wanted to share my story with you to prove that I'm not crazy, I was just embarrassed. Surgery is a complete miracle for me,” she says. “Can hold you back from living out your dreams. There's a surgery for everything that's wrong with you!'
WYCLEF NOT WORKING WITH BYNES
Meanwhile, Amanda Bynes’ planned music career may have suffered a blow before it even got started. Early reports claimed she was going to be working with Wyclef Jean on her debut album, but the producer has shot down that story. Jean’s team told TMZ he hasn’t spoken to Bynes about collaborating, and has no plans to do so.