HASSELBECK LEAVES THE VIEW
As expected, Elisabeth Hasselbeck said her goodbyes on The View yesterday. "Thanks for everyone who's been out there watching. I wasn't the first person to sit in this chair and I will certainly not be the last person here," she said. "The last 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary and I wholeheartedly wish the next person or cohost that sits here an extraordinary set of years to come of their own." Hasselbeck is leaving the show to replace Gretchen Carlson on Fox & Friends.
BIEBER PEES IN BUCKET
Justin Bieber’s bad behavior doesn’t seem to be letting up. TMZ posted video of the 19-year-old [NOTE CONTENT] peeing into a restaurant mop bucket and laughing. The incident reportedly took place in New York earlier this year as Justin and his friends were leaving a nightclub through a restaurant kitchen. In the same video, Justin is seen spraying cleaning liquid on a photo of Bill Clinton, and exclaiming “F*** Bill Clinton.” Bieber apparently reached out to Clinton after the story hit the internet. Yesterday he tweeted, “@billclinton thanks for taking the time to talk Mr. President. Your words meant alot. #greatguy.”
In other Bieber news…for some reason the internet is up in arms over photos of the “Baby” singer touching the Stanley Cup. “Who the hell let Bieber touch the Stanley Cup? #whyyy #contaminated," tweeted one Blackhawks fan, while another added, “Justin Bieber got to touch the Stanley Cup. Disgrace to the game, to Chicago, and to humanity in general."
WHITNEY’S DAUGHTER CONFIRMS ENGAGEMENT
Whitney Houston’s daughter is engaged. Twenty-year-old Bobbi Kristina announced on Facebook that she is going to marry Nick Gordon, who some have suggested was like a brother to her growing up, something she vehemently denies. “Yes, me and Nick are engaged. I'm tired of hearing people say, 'Eww you're engaged to your brother' or 'If Whitney was still alive, would we be together or would she approve of this?'" she wrote. "Let me clear up something, we aren't even real brother and sister, nor is he my adoptive brother. My mom never adopted him. In fact, mommy was the one who even said that she knew that we were going to start dating." She added, "People need to seriously stop judging my relationship. Pretty sure it's my own decision who I want to be with…The decisions I make have nothing to do with you. Goodnight."
KHLOE KICKED LAMAR OUT AFTER AFFAIR
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom seem to have the most stable relationship of the Kardashian clan, but apparently that’s hit a snag. Star magazine claims Khloe kicked Lamar out of the house earlier this year after discovering he had a year-long affair with a stripper. The tab says Lamar met 29-year-old Jennifer Richardson at the Stadium Club in Washington, DC in January 2012. The couple then carried on a year-long fling and got together whenever Lamar was traveling with his team. This past January Khloe had had enough and kicked Lamar out, but he just flew to meet Jennifer and stayed with her for a week. Khloe eventually took Lamar back, but he didn’t end the affair, and Jennifer often accompanied him on the road. A rep for Khloe has denied Star magazine’s story.
CLOONEY & KEIBLER BROKE UP OVER THE PHONE
After two years of dating, George Clooney and Stacy Keibler’s relationship reportedly ended with a phone call. According to TMZ, the pair had been growing apart for months, and with George in Europe and Stacy in L.A., the two agreed to go their separate ways via the phone. “Both sides realized there was no way to have a relationship when you don’t see each other,” claims a source. Meanwhile, other insiders tell Us Weekly the long distance really put a strain on their relationship. “They hadn’t had sex in months,” said an insider. “And they haven't seen each other in a long time. Some girls would be okay with that and just be happy dating George, but not her."
LINDSAY COMPARED TO MONROE
In the new issue of Film Comment magazine, Lindsay Lohan’s The Canyons director Paul Schrader compares the 27-year-old trainwreck to her favorite actress, Marilyn Monroe. “I think Lohan has more natural acting talent than Monroe did, but, like Monroe, her weakness is her inability to fake it. She feels she must be experiencing an emotion in order to play it,” he explained. “This leads to all sorts of emotional turmoil, not to mention on-set delays and melodrama. It also leads, when the gods smile, to movie magic.” Schrader adds that Marilyn had two things going for her that Lindsay didn’t – a “culture that mandated public responsibility,” as well as a studio system that influenced the media to protect its stars. Click here for the new trailer for The Canyons..
LOHAN URGED TO EXTEND REHAB
In other Lindsay Lohan news…Radaronline reports that counselors at her current rehab center, Cliffside in Malibu, think the Mean Girls star needs to extend her rehab stay by 30 days. But sources tell the site Lindsay has been telling friends she won’t be staying in rehab a minute longer than the court requires her to. “Lindsay has been doing so well at Cliffside. She is responding very, very well to treatment,” a source told Radar. “The treatment team wants Lindsay to stay for at least another 30 days, because she didn’t do her entire 90 days at Cliffside. Someone with her addiction and psychiatric issues needs extensive treatment and 90 days just isn’t enough.”
DID DENZEL CHEAT?
Denzel Washington has been married to his wife Pauletta for 30 years but it sounds like he may not have been faithful for all of it. Radaronline reports that someone is shopping photos to media outlets in which the Flight star is seen kissing another woman. This isn’t the first time Denzel has been the subject of infidelity rumors. Back in 2003 there were claims he had an affair with his Out of Time co-star Sanaa Lathan, but they were denied.
FRANCO TO BE ROASTED
James Franco announced yesterday he will be the next star roasted by Comedy Central. “Hey y’all, what’s up?” Franco announced in a video on Instagram. “I’m gonna get roasted on Comedy Central. Be sure to check it out. They wanted me to tell you that — alright, hahaha.” Comedy Central Roast of James Franco will tape next month and premiere on Labor Day.
J.LO GOES HOME
Jennifer Lopez went back to her old neighborhood in the Bronx for W magazine, but it wasn’t all happy memories. In fact, as she passed the two-story home she grew up in, J. Lo refused to go in. "The last time I was in there was when my mom and dad called us home to tell us that they were separating after 33 years of marriage," she reveals. "I think that's why I was nervous about coming here today. It's like seeing someone from the past — you're afraid to run into them because you never know if it's going to be 'wow' or very difficult. This is a combination of both." J.Lo now lives in Los Angeles, but says she didn’t always love being on the west coast. "I hated L.A.," she admits. "I was asking, 'Where's the store for milk? Don't you guys walk on the street?' Now I love Los Angeles, but it doesn't give me strength the way the Bronx did. All the strength that I needed for life, I got from that neighborhood."
PROJECT RUNWAY AD BANNED
An ad for the upcoming season of Project Runway has been banned from billboards in Los Angeles. The photo features Heidi Klum in a Victorian wig and enormous gown, with mentor Tim Gunn holding a scepter, topped with a sewing needle. The issue is that the two stars are surrounded by several nude models looking up at them. The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety rejected the sign because it contained “obscene matters.” The new season of Project Runway premieres July 18th on Lifetime.
Q-Before it moved to Lifetime, Project Runway aired on what network? Bravo
WILDE’S WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER
Olivia Wilde’s wedding plans are in full swing. The actress is engaged to former SNL comedian Jason Sudeikis, and she tells In Style that she’s already picked a designer for her and her bridesmaids’ wedding attire. Wilde, who was previously married to Tao Ruspoli, says that Monique Lhuillier will design not only her dress, but her wedding party’s gowns. She says rather than “that tortured tradition of forcing them to wear a ridiculous dress they’ll never wear again, they’ll have a real creation tailored for each of them.” She adds, “They can dye it black or purple and wear it forever.”